why no eggs?(update and contest)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    silkie=32w
    marans=22w
    BSF=20w
    EE=18w
    RIR=16w
    SS + cochin=15w
    So am I doing something wrong or are they just plain lazy?My 23w silkies are alresdy laying but not the older one(i know shes a she)what gives here?
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What is the weather like? What are they eating?
     
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Its in the 80s not to bad and they are on blue seal layer pellets the younger 16 and 15 weekers i still have them on grower
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    No corn...no scratch?? That will definately stop production in this heat.
    Hope they start laying soon!!
     
  5. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Its the scratch? [​IMG] i stoped letting them have it cuz i thought it would make them overheat. This is not true?
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That was the right thing to do, however changing their feed/routine can cause little stressors to set back a lay cycle. Hang in there and I'm sure they'll come around soon.

    Edited to add that some birds go into a summer moult. Do you see any straggly looking ones or extra feathers laying around? That could be it too.

    Jody
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2008
  7. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Nope no extra feathers. I wish they would hurry up! seems like mine are the oldest here that dont wanna give up the goods! [​IMG] anything i can do to help them along?
     
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    anyone today have any input?
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are they eating fruit.
     
  10. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    no I give them mashed potatoes and cottage cheese sometimes but not often
     

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