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MICHAELA
Score: 18
I have 21 hens a little under a year old. They are all healthy, have a calcium supplement, live in a large well ventilated coop but, are laying only 2 or 3 eggs a day. I've tried everything I can think of! Does anyone have any ideas?!!
6/22/2012 10:17 AM report abuse

McMurray Hatchery
Be sure you are feeding the chickens a layer feed with 16-18% protein. If you are giving them scratch grains or cracked corn , use it as a treat only (maybe 2 times weekly).
6/27/2012 8:50 AM report abuse

Ruth
Score: 48
They could be laying their eggs somewhere else, other than the nesting boxes, and you just not finding them. Are they free range?
7/18/2012 4:31 PM report abuse
SWENB
Score: 11
We are a working 40 acre farm that currently has 300 hens and more roosters, temporarily growing with the hatches. We hatch and purchase Mcmurray hatchery every year.
We also have goats, hogs, horses, collies, rhodesian ridgebacks, guinea fowl, pheasants, peafowl, geese, ducks, turkeys, and anything else you can think of.
Make sure you are feeding them free choice feed as Mucmurray hatchery had explained which kind. They be getting to little of carbs, protien, or calcium.
Make sure they have lots of water. Chickens are not that picky, but sometimes you may have a few. In your case, you may have 19 of them! :D
Also, make sure you have adequate equipment for laying.
Maybe they are molting, which stops them from laying.
As Ruth said, do a thorough look to make sure they are not laying somewhere. I have 300 hens that roam around a 40 acre property with sheds, coops, stables, etc. to lay in(or around). A hen made a nest out of a groundhog's hole.
I hope I helped.
7/26/2012 8:32 PM report abuse