6 Hens and no eggs for 2 weeks now

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LMAC, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. LMAC

    LMAC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2012
    I'm not sure what's going on. They are different breeds - Rhode Island, Americauna, Bard Rock, Ostrolope, Wyandotte and a Leghorn and they are about 1-1/2 years old - the Wyandotte and Leghorn are only about 1 year. There is molting going on - feathers all over the coop. They are fed a mix of pellets, scratch, oystershell and grit and table scraps. It seems weird they would all stop at the same time. I noticed a reduction in the number of eggs per day as the weather started cooling down (California Bay Area) but I didn't think they would stop altogether. Any ideas??
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2012
    Boise, ID
    The molting probably has something to do with it. That paired with the shorter daylight hours and they are probably just taking a break. Do you supplement with light? That may help, but until they stop molting, you probably won't get many, if any, eggs. Good luck!

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