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    When were they last wormed?
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    Wormed them 3 month ago

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    I thought you wormed them in February?
    If theee was a sign of worms then after the first treatment a second course is usually advised.

    Heat can cause a pause in laying, have they had constant access to water?
    Check their coop for red mite.
    What are you feeding on - do you feed scraps? If so stop them all.
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    Whoops yes it would have been February there was no signs after

    They have plenty of access to water and don't often feed them scraps

    Thanks very much for all the replies
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    I found redmite yesterday - just a small patch in the coop and easy to miss, so have a double check on yours.
    My 3 are also not laying much and I'm putting that down to old age (they're about 3), the heat and partial moult.
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    I've been away with work for 5 days and have come back to the biggest redmite infestation i've ever had... Coop has been dusted with diacotamous earth, is cleaned out and sprayed with Poultry Shield and is now drying off...

    horrible little bloodsuckers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardengeordie View Post
    They have plenty of access to water and don't often feed them scraps
    Did they carry on laying over winter? If that is the case you will see a break in laying.

    You say not many scraps but just a few can make a difference. When my kids were little they kept feeding them corn as treats during the summer hols. They stopped laying until we cut the lot. They don’t need it in the summer - plenty of insects around as treats at this time of year.
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    yes they were still laying in the winter, i occasionally give them a handful of mixed corn, should I stop this?

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