6 Hens and no eggs for 2 weeks now

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

  1. LMAC

    LMAC New Egg

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    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

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    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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