Brabanters not laying after molt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by banter, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Well, the ladies have got their BEAUTIFUL leopard patterned feathers and are not laying.
    They have been free ranging, but have always gone into the barn to lay. Any tips? They are 1 1/2 years old and this was their first molt.

  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    How long has it been since the molt? They stop laying so they can spend the energy on making the feathers so it may take a couple of weeks to start laying again.

    They will though - be patient.
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    those are some beautiful birds!
  4. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    They have been full feathered for a month.

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