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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Hi need advice i have a hen that went broody 3 months ago, she stopped her broodiness and had a little mult a week later which is all done and new feathers , but no eggs she is not keeping her part of our agreement , "me feed u lay "
Thank you Regards Ross


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 Post subject: Re: no eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:29 pm 
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It's the OFF season....no ones laying at the moment.
Give it another month or so.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:55 pm 
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That's right. She has all the power and "there ain't nuffink you can do about it".
Hens need a minimum of 13 hours of daylight to trigger their laying cycle - except the commercial hybrids, and that's why they wear out so fast. Laying will re commence sometime after the the winter solstice.
Take this opportunity to worm your chooks and keep them on a high protein diet, offer ad lib shell grit and allow them to replenish their reserves in preparation for the next laying cycle.
Chooks are looking their best atm - new feathers and no laying stress are a girls best friend - getting prepped to impress.


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 Post subject: Re: no eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:45 pm 
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I have 2 other chooks and a duck and they are at full production 3 a day every day


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 Post subject: Re: no eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:27 pm 
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It'll be because she was broody them moulted. When broody, they don't eat as often, so they can lose a bit of condition. Followed by a moult, their system will be quite depleted. She needs time to rest, which she is taking now.

Not all birds follow the same pattern, which is why you have some laying now. Some don't even stop laying over the winter period. For the most part though, the vast majority will stop laying around this time of year, particularly post broody & moult.

Do as Sue suggested. Worm, ad lib high protein food and shell grit, and she'll lay again soon enough.


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