2 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grandmabeatty, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. grandmabeatty

    grandmabeatty New Egg

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    Hello from NORTH GA! I have 5 girls. My reds are 4 years old. My jerseys are 3 years old. I think they are absolutely adorable. But for some reason they have all stopped producing eggs. I just can't figure it out. They are molting really bad right now. Could it be age? It's been almost 2 weeks since I've gotten any eggs.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    It takes a lot of energy for a chicken to produce new feathers so they don't lay while they are molting. Give them some time to get their new feathers grown in and they should restart. Although you will see fewer eggs as they age.
     
  3. grandmabeatty

    grandmabeatty New Egg

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    Thank you for your response. I've been really worried about them. They are such a joy. One of my girls used to ride on my chocolate lab. Hilarious!!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They may also take a rest period during the darkest months and start up again near spring.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on the advice you have received from NorthFlChick and drumstick diva. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Looks like you answered your own question... They are molting and putting all their energy into growing new feathers which doesn't leave much left over for producing any eggs.
     
  7. grandmabeatty

    grandmabeatty New Egg

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    Thank you so much for all of the input. This is just the first time since I've had my girls in 4 years that I haven't even gotten 1 egg. I've just been overly worried I suppose. Thank you again! I feel much better.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
     

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