my 10 hens finished molting over a month ago. Sine then we have gotten no eggs. They all seem fat and happy. We let them out of their large coop in the afternoon sun. They are going the bathroom in…Continue
Thanks for your suggestion. Are hens are in their coop most of the time because it is pretty good sized. We just started juicing again and they like the leftovers. I am careful I don't over or under feed them layer crumble. They have all…"
"Any chance they could be hiding the eggs somewhere? My friend has chickens that change up where they lay. Her chickens are suburban free-range - they have a big backyard to wander around in. Maybe keep all of them in the coop for a day or two?"
this time of year when the amount of sunlight is less and less, the hens start to taper off of laying. My hens usually start to pick up again sometime in February. You can put a light in your coop and they will lay through the winter,…"
my 10 hens finished molting over a month ago. Sine then we have gotten no eggs. They all seem fat and happy. We let them out of their large coop in the afternoon sun. They are going the bathroom in the nesting boxes. I just cleaned and replaced the bedding. They roost at night. Any suggestion on what's missing. I know I can't force Mother Nature but does anyone have ideas on how to nudge her. Last year I gAve them a couple servings of soybeans and they took off. Tried this year and nothing. I…See More
We have fertile eggs that we can give you. I can't guarantee them but we put 10 under one of our hens. 4 of them hatched. Our rooster is a Houdan and the hens range from RIR and Auracana. I live in Los Lunas and will be in Albuquerque on…"
"Sounds like they are right on schedule. They may get a little erratic in their laying schedule. The change in the amount of daylight can make them slow down. My Rhode Island Reds kept laying big brown eggs daily but my Americanas were almost…"
"We have had them a couple of years and did a ton of reading too. We don't worry as much now and you will get there eventually. They are very entertaining and sweet though my rooster doesn't like me and I keep telling him I'm going to…"
"I agree. They will keep warm on their own. If you heat them and the power goes out they might freeze. My perch is protected from the wind and rain/snow but stil plenty of ventilation for fresh air. The electricity I do use is for the heated metal…"
We have a pole in the covered area of our coop. Our girls and our Roo get up on it and sleep all snuggled any fluffed up. Our girls have started eating more and they are getting all fat for the Winter. On another idea, we bought an…"