View Full Version : My hens are not laying!

17-07-2013, 03:44 AM
Anyone any idea why?

One has started up again but the other two have stopped. They get plenty of shade and free time out in the garden .

I had a two week holiday and came back to find this situ. Hubby says he hasn't been giving them quite as much extra tidbits as I do but they have a lot of basic mash (is half a cup each enough?)

We've had good laying for six weeks prior to this ...
Any advice much appreciated xxx

17-07-2013, 06:47 AM
Check for red mite.might just be a blip.

17-07-2013, 06:49 AM
p.s. my feeders are out all the time filled with layers pellets and they have extras.

17-07-2013, 06:56 AM
Mine get fed layer pellets once a day, corn occasionally and any extra food the kids leave and I get an egg each hen

17-07-2013, 07:19 AM
It's molting time! They stop laying for a few weeks around this time of year. Just be prepared for lots of feathers on the ground as well. They should start up again mid/late August :thumbsup:

17-07-2013, 09:39 AM
Food - the more you feed the more they lay x I have 10 chooks and my oldest being 3.5yrs now still lays really well they get 2 feeders full of layer pellets a day, plus scraps and left overs, and at the weekend they get the whole garden x

17-07-2013, 12:32 PM
I don't blame them, nobody feels like working in this weather lol

17-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Nothing to add apart from I'm jealous as I want chickens and fresh eggs lol