- Dec 13, 2010
We have 11 hens a little over a year old. They started laying in December, and surprisingly hit their stride right away. We've averaged 7-11 eggs a day. In the past two weeks or so, however, they seem to have slowed down and it's more like 4-8 a day. I know shorter daylight hours are supposed to slow things down, but it's still August. Also, I know they only lay at peak for two years or so, but this seems a bit young yet to be getting old. Could it be they're getting close to a first molt? Any other possibilities? We haven't changed food or anything else in their environment. Thanks!