BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying › My 14 Hens have completely stopped laying! Could it be from Molting?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My 14 Hens have completely stopped laying! Could it be from Molting?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

ok, i'm a new member with a problem! All of my laying 14 hens have stopped laying eggs the last couple of weeks! haven't seen a brown egg in a while from any of them! their all safe and happy in a closed run and I have searched every place where they could be hiding them, but with no success. I am sure they are not eating them! Everyone looks pretty bad since they have been molting since and few weeks ago, could this be the problem? Could them molting make a huge dent in the egg laying that made it stop it all? thank you for the replys.


Edited by DuckLady0427 - 9/28/15 at 6:53am
post #2 of 3

There are a number of reasons hens quit laying. Molting is one of the most common as long as it's molting season, such as late summer or fall. Another common reason is poor nutrition. Some folks think feeding only cracked corn or scratch grain is complete nutrition when hens need a balanced layer or flock feed with oyster shell on the side.

 

Another reason is disease, but you'd certainly notice if your flock were all not feeling well.

post #3 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by azygous View Post
 

There are a number of reasons hens quit laying. Molting is one of the most common as long as it's molting season, such as late summer or fall. Another common reason is poor nutrition. Some folks think feeding only cracked corn or scratch grain is complete nutrition when hens need a balanced layer or flock feed with oyster shell on the side.

 

Another reason is disease, but you'd certainly notice if your flock were all not feeling well.

x2

Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

Check out these articels:
 

Are you writer? Please share your chicken related articles here: BYC Article Writing Contest #8 - Write and Win!

 

ht...

Reply

Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

Check out these articels:
 

Are you writer? Please share your chicken related articles here: BYC Article Writing Contest #8 - Write and Win!

 

ht...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying › My 14 Hens have completely stopped laying! Could it be from Molting?