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I got 6 red sex links this past spring and they started laying in August. I got 5-6 eggs a day for 2 solid months but in the last couple weeks I have gone down to 3 eggs a day. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

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Normal. When the daylight hours decrease and/or they are in molt (losing and replacing feathers) egg production slows or ceases. When daylight hours begin increasing again egg production will to return to normal.

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post #3 of 4

First year layers usually don't molt in the first fall...

....and sometimes they slow down but continue to lay all winter, but sometimes not.

 

Do you free range? They might be laying out in range area.

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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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They free range only in the evenings about 3 times a week. I haven't found any hidden
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