Hens not laying

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Birdybarb
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Hens not laying

Post by Birdybarb » 04 Jun 2016, 14:00

Hi Everyone
I have 3 ladies 1 Rhode Island cross Light Sussex and 2 Cream Legbar cross Light Sussex.
The Rhode island cross is laying happily but the other 2 girls are pretending to lay and come out of the house shouting Iv'e laid an egg but never actually produce any :roll: They have laid in the past and are only 2 years old but we have had a neighbours cockerel annoying them recently.....he has now gone...... but still no eggs.
Any ideas
Thanks

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Re: Hens not laying

Post by organic chick » 06 Jun 2016, 18:43

Are they moulting, or having a mini moult? They will go off lay if doing either. Another thing to consider is when they were last wormed and if they need worming again.
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Re: Hens not laying

Post by Birdybarb » 12 Jun 2016, 09:24

Thanks Organic Chick :-)
They don't seem to be moulting and I wormed them in March so shouldn't be the problem. It's very odd the way they shout I've laid an egg and when I go to look there's nothing or they've been sitting on the other girls egg :-(

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