young hens quit laying after < 2wks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carolyn, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 3 small brown eggs 10 days ago. Afterwards I got si on the average of 1/day. For the last 2 days no egg. The weather here is nicer than when they started laying. I have 7 hens all hatched in mid March.
    I have checked thoroughly for signs of a thief. A mouse or a small snake might fit thru the chicken wire but I haven't really seen any evidence of either. The run has wire all around including the bottom.
    I switched them to layer pellets several days ago. They get grass, kitchen goodies and small amount of scratch.
    I have one roo to 7 hens. He is gentle. I took the other 2 roos out a week or so ago.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Fast Chick

    Fast Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have done the same and no one can tell me why!

    I had 1 laying out of 5 then several laying rubber eggs. Now nothing Since Saturday. [​IMG]

    Not hot, not stressed, well fed. Just being pains in the butt. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. mfranti

    mfranti Out Of The Brooder

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  4. mfranti

    mfranti Out Of The Brooder

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    did i miss something?

    rubber eggs? you're being silly, right?

    can i just say it really stinks to be on a forum where i dont have a clue.....


    you guys seem nice-so i'm sure i'll catch on.
     
  5. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link. Maybe they are mad because I took Rufus out. I thought he was terrorizing them but he is a handsome devil.

    I'm not sure what rubber eggs are either.
     
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A soft shelled egg. The membrane is there but the hardened shell is not. The egg isn't rubber, just looks that way.
     
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  7. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you have a egg eater, if so there very hard to get to stop. Most people just get rid of them.
     
  8. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can chickens in an enclosed run eat eggs and leave no evidence whatsoever?
     
  9. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess they just needed a vacation. They started back at 1 per day and are now laying 2-3 per day. I think only 4 are laying. They are all brown. I have an EE and 2 leghorns ? that aren't laying yet.
    Can 7 share a nesting box?
     
  10. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:With chickens, I think any thing is possible. Our roo is our occasional egg eater (blast him!) He usually leaves the shell.
     

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