Chickens stopped laying!

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Bowers Hill
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Re: Chickens stopped laying!

Post: #263677 Bowers Hill
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:55 pm

Mine get a cleanout every week and there's no sign of red mite or anything else untoward. No signs of eating the eggs and definitely not laying elsewhere. Will be in the pot soon, once I've sorted some more.

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Re: Chickens stopped laying!

Post: #263687 President Bartlet
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:29 am

Ours have stopped too- for about two weeks now. I posted about it on an earlier thread about how they don't want to come out of the coop, but forgot to say they also have stopped laying.

We've given them a full health heck, plus wormed and dusted and they look as fit as fiddles, although their combs are now losing colour from the bright red they were a week ago. I wonder if it is the really odd weather we've been having?

Bowers Hill
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Re: Chickens stopped laying!

Post: #264123 Bowers Hill
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:22 am

I have stopped feeding ad lib and started giving food twice a day. They eat all of what I put down. I now have two laying chickens. Just hope the third starts soon.

Bowers Hill
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Re: Chickens stopped laying!

Post: #264642 Bowers Hill
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:58 pm

All three now laying. I think a reduction in food and a return to settled weather have helped.

How's anyone else doing?

sda
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Re: Chickens stopped laying!

Post: #264936 sda
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:41 pm

When I had chickens, they layed in the mornings, if I remember correctly. I now have quails and they seem to be laying in the afternoons. Is that normal?


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