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I realize summer is over but isn't this a bit too long my birds are 2 year old Easter Eggers.
Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by hillbillygreen View Post

I realize summer is over but isn't this a bit too long my birds are 2 year old Easter Eggers.
Thoughts?


At 2 years old the lay off is likely related to the fall molt - without supplemental lighting production will be spotty at best through winter but will resume for at least one more fairly productive laying cycle in the spring.

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Thanks!  I have noticed some feathers, but I do have a light on in there 24hours a day.  I tried shutting it off for a couple days to maybe trick their systems....no luck.  Maybe longer next time.  
I switched to a higher protein feed (meat bird) but I wonder if that's enough.  

 

Should I do anything else with diet or is it all just a "wait through it" thing?

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24/7 lighting is not really a good idea, then turning it off for a few days will only make matters worse and will probably throw them into a molt.

 

When did you turn the light off then back on 24/7?

Have they always been under 24/7 lighting?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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24/7 lighting is not really a good idea, then turning it off for a few days will only make matters worse and will probably throw them into a molt.

When did you turn the light off then back on 24/7?
Have they always been under 24/7 lighting?
x2....at least 8-10 hours of darkness is best
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