13 Reasons Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs and the Solutions


| 5/24/2016 2:27:00 PM


Chicken and Eggs

Did you go out to your coop this morning only to find no eggs? Frustrating, isn’t it? It also makes us worried. So, is it serious? What can we do about it?

The answer to the question varies. Fortunately, most of the time when chickens stop laying it is because of minor things that can be easily fixed. Take heart! Your precious hen will hopefully be back to laying those delicious eggs in no time.

1. First Thing First: Was Your Hen Ever Laying?

Hens usually don’t begin to lay until around 6 months old. This can vary depending on the breed. Heavier birds may start laying later than 6 months while lighter weight breeds may start laying earlier.

Our first set of chickens were Rhode Island Reds. They didn’t begin laying until almost 8 months old. When we invested in Dominiques, they started laying at around 4-5 months.



Some of you may be reading this and thinking, “I know my bird was laying!” But, really if you have multiple chickens, sometimes it is hard to keep up with who laid what.

dmmspp
8/24/2018 9:43:42 PM

Any ideas on why our chickens have stopped laying? They appear healthy and we've not seen any mites, lice or other parasites. I'm not finding any clues as to why they won't lay. They are only a year old so they should still be laying but they just stopped. When the production first started to slow down there were a few eggs that had a brownish colored yolk. I've tried everything except butchering them to see if there is any internal problem. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


dmmspp
8/24/2018 9:43:41 PM

Any ideas on why our chickens have stopped laying? They appear healthy and we've not seen any mites, lice or other parasites. I'm not finding any clues as to why they won't lay. They are only a year old so they should still be laying but they just stopped. When the production first started to slow down there were a few eggs that had a brownish colored yolk. I've tried everything except butchering them to see if there is any internal problem. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


dmmspp
8/24/2018 9:36:03 PM

Any ideas on why our chickens have stopped laying? They appear healthy and we've not seen any mites, lice or other parasites. I'm not finding any clues as to why they won't lay. They are only a year old so they should still be laying but they just stopped. When the production first started to slow down there were a few eggs that had a brownish colored yolk. I've tried everything except butchering them to see if there is any internal problem. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.






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