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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hitman1415, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. hitman1415

    hitman1415 Hatching

    Sep 29, 2016
    Got asked if I wanted to take on these 2 red sexlinks . The current owner got them when she bought the house and the lady didn't take them. I don't want to take on any free loaders and she said they haven't laid since September. Any idea if these girls are just too old or.. Maybe they are not getting the right nutrition ? My sexlinks are still laying strong as of today Nov. 1st

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Looks like one is molting. They are very likely over 2 years old and won't lay again till spring is on the way. Not done forever, just done for the season. Time for their bodies to take a break. When they start back up, come February or March, their eggs will be huge.

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