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    Hi all

    For some reason the girls have stopped laying, it is around 2 weeks ago since they last laid any ideas?

    Thanks very much

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    the heat,plus they do have rest times from laying,you not said how old they are,and wether they free range or pen,if free range have a look under secluded places,
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    I'd ask about what else might have changed over the same time scale, so the heat wave is an obviously possibility.

    Hope your birds are not dehydrated, and have got adequate shade and shelter?

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    I'd go with heat too as my older ones have slowed down.
    If they've all stopped laying (how many do you have?) I'd also suggest you check for red mite and lice too...Just incase....
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    And if they are free to wander around the garden, could be they are laying in a cooler, shady spot, finding the chicken coop too hot to sit in to lay.
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    They are around 2year old now, they have plenty of shelter and water, with lots of shading there is no sign of redmite so hopefully it's just the heat, I give them apple cider vinegar to
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