Chickens haven't laid eggs in 6 months

Dominion

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Dec 6, 2020
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I have about 20 adult chickens of various breeds and ages, all previously laying, that stopped in summer and have yet to start laying again. I've tried moving them around, restricting feed, overfeeding, feeding alfalfa as recommended by a neighbor, oyster shells, omega supplements, deworming with Wazine, still not a single egg. Not noticing anything strange in their manure.

Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm not inexperienced with chickens but I'm sure I'm missing something here. Thanks.
 

sourland

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Both breeds are moderate producers, and as mature/aged birds it is not at all unusual for them to take a break in their laying cycle. When day light period increases they will start laying again but at a reduced rate from last year.
 

Dominion

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Dec 6, 2020
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Thanks. Is it odd for all of them of various ages and breeds to all stop in the summer and not lay still into December? Not a single egg. It seems off because some of the younger ones should give me one every now and then at least.

Both breeds are moderate producers, and as mature/aged birds it is not at all unusual for them to take a break in their laying cycle. When day light period increases they will start laying again but at a reduced rate from last year.
 

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