9 months old hen's

slordaz

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sometimes egg production will slow/stop just before they molt, location would be helpful. Stress can cause them to stop laying as well as nutritional deficiencies or illness.

Do you have a rooster/cockerel in the flock?
what is their living quarters and do they free range?
Any problems with their poops not looking normal?
Are they loosing weight, eating or drinking change?
 

Daddoo

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Western Washington, free rangers, nothing changed in appearance. Have food available along with FR. Daily fresh water. 1 rooster, no predetors issues.

1 hen is broody sitting on eggs is the only change in the flock.

Olive Eggers and crested cream leg bars are the breed.

The other half of flock still daily producers.
 

Kiki

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Western Washington, free rangers, nothing changed in appearance. Have food available along with FR. Daily fresh water. 1 rooster, no predetors issues.

1 hen is broody sitting on eggs is the only change in the flock.

Olive Eggers and crested cream leg bars are the breed.

The other half of flock still daily producers.
What is FR?

The broody is in with everyone?
That might be the issue.
 

aart

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How big is coop and run, in feet by feet?
How many birds total and how many nests??
Due to broody taking up a nest, other birds may be laying out in range area.

Free range birds sometimes need to be 'trained'(or re-trained) to lay in the coop nests, especially new layers. Leaving them locked in the coop for a week or so can help 'home' them to lay in the coop nests. Fake eggs/golf balls in the nests can help 'show' them were to lay. They can be confined to coop and maybe run 24/7 for a few days to a week, provided you have adequate space and ventilation, or confine them at least until mid to late afternoon. You help them create a new habit and they will usually stick with it. ..at least for a good while, then repeat as necessary.



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Daddoo

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14 birds 5x12 coop run 30x30ish

I'll try keeping them in the run and coop for a few days no free range for a couple days.

Haven't found any eggs outside coop etc but usually don't free range until afternoon.
 

aart

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Coop space might be a bit tight.
How many nests?
..and where is the broody setting?
Do you plan on letting her hatch,
(space is already tight...any plans for the 50% males)?...
... or will you break her?
 

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