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Why arent they laying?

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My 6 girls were giving us 5-6 eggs a day and then they stopped! We are lucky to get 2 eggs a day now! Weather has been a bit wonky here. But everyone looks good and healthy they all eat great and get some good variety of veggies to snack on. We even tripled their space hoping to encourage them to start laying again. What can we do to get them to lay again like they were?
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How old are they? This time of year, many things can cause hens to stop. Shorter daylight hours, cooler temps and molting are some examples. Hens need around 16 hours of light to lay consistently. They lay best when temps are between 55-80 degrees F. When they molt, they stop laying too. Make sure they have plenty of protein in their diet.

(Here's an article on molting. http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/what-happens-when-chickens-molt)

Do they have mites or lice by any chance? That can also cause them to stop.

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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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