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  1. sdsams

    sdsams New Member

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    Hi everyone out there in chicken land,
    We have just started having chickens or chookens as I have been heard to call them. We have 4 Isa Browns. They came to us at 20 weeks of age and to begin with we were getting 3 eggs a day but now are down to 1 sometimes 2 if we are lucky. Can anyone give me some insight into why they aren't laying.
     
  2. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    Hello and welcome! How long have you had them and what do you feed them? Where do you keep them?
     

  3. jjwilson72000

    jjwilson72000 New Member

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    Try giving them a little more protein. Eggshells are great for this. Also table scrap meats. If it has been hot where you live sometimes they will drop off laying dramatically. Also do a good search of wherever they live, they don't always use the nestboxes and can lay in some weird places.
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Just for clarification eggshells have Calcium and not protein. Eggs themselves are an excellent source of protein - natures perfect food.