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barred rocks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tav1, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got 2 rocks about a month ago and no eggs yet (well 1 fart egg) there around 9 mos old . my other 3 reds are still laying during the cooler months. molting maybe? i do see some feathers hanging around but there bodies are full feathered and getting along with the other ladies.

    do rocks molt at different times of the year?
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Change of environment coupled with shortened day length have probably caused your rocks to stop laying. Day length is gradually increasing so hopefully they will soon resume proeduction.,
     
  3. mtg1991

    mtg1991 New Egg

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    I bought 6 barred rock chicks in June. Started worrying about them not laying and boom. Got my first egg tonight. On a cold and rainy day at that.
     
  4. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think it a combo....seasonal change and I see a bunch of feathers hanging around. ..suspect molting.
     

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