black star chicken not laying very many eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by teresa31, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. teresa31

    teresa31 New Egg

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    My black star chickens are not laying very many eggs.
    I have 13 chickens and i only get 4 eggs a day.
    And they are loseing their feathers to,some of the chickens skin is red and some are not. Can somebody tell whats going on with them?



    p.s. they are about 1year and half old.

    Thank You!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  2. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, Theresa!

    Your girls are moulting ie shedding their feathers and growing some new ones. Takes about 3 months and then they'll be back in to it again. Kinda like a chicken vacation.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Sounds like they are moulting. They do slow down in their egg production and some stop laying while they are moulting. [​IMG]
     

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