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Chickens aren't laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Montana Egg, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Montana Egg

    Montana Egg New Egg

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    I have ten chickens of different breeds they are just over a year old they have been laying just fine until now in August we got new chicks which have been doing good also but now we are down to six eggs a day we were getting regularly 10 a day nothing has changed other than the chicks they are in a penthouse sweet above the other chickens and have been since August don't know what it could be thank you
     
  2. Crazy Wife

    Crazy Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    Montana Egg - I, too, am from Montana and mine were laying great up until a few weeks ago. I thought it was worms, so I gave them dewormer but still too few eggs. I also thought the new girls, age 16 weeks, were eating eggs. Can't really find any evidence of that, though.

    Are you having tons of smoke from forest fires in your area, too? I wonder if that could be affecting the girls?
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    My Coop
    Molting??
     
  4. Crazy Wife

    Crazy Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of mine are molting, but not enough to decrease the eggs by that much. I have 20 adults hens, maybe 6 molting and only 3 eggs per day.
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Lack of light.
     
  6. Montana Egg

    Montana Egg New Egg

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    Hey sorry for long delay on not answering I'm back to normal I think wise river is right smoke by the way I live in Alder Sheridan area not to far away but now the smoke is gone and back to normal thank you everyone
     

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