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I have 2 white star hens I bought at around 5 to 6 months old. One of the hens laid maybe three eggs over the first week and now neither are laying.

Could there be a correlation of losing the tailfeathers and not laying an egg?
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Is it possible their ages are not correct?  If they are 9 or so months old, they could be going through a minor molt.  Missing tail feathers can be many things from molting, to feather picking, to poultry lice.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Yes, I guess I could be wrong on the age however, they are about the same size as our original flock we purchased who are 5-6 months old. Thank you, I will research the poss lice issue!

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