After molting, do hens vary....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    in the amount of time it takes until they start laying again?
    The reason I ask....Maggie no sooner finished her (quick) molt, then she was back to laying again. She's laid nothing but bizarre-looking eggs since her return to laying and I'm hoping that will straighten out.
    Lil' Bit on the other hand is finished molting but hasn't started laying again. A few times I have seen her in the coop staring at the nestboxes as if she's trying to remember what they are there for.
    I'm getting desperate for eggs again. Maggie is the only one laying consistently. Everybody else is either naked or starting their molt. [​IMG]
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    Yep. It varies a lot. Chickens are worse than cats that way.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    Yeah, my cats don't stop laying when they molt either. [​IMG]


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