chickens havent laid in two months

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickiebabe22, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. chickiebabe22

    chickiebabe22 New Egg

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    My chickens started molting about two months ago which is when they stopped laying eggs..they aren't quite a year and a half yet and they are two different breeds..they are silver laced wyandotte and Barred plymouth rock chickens..they have been good layers until now plus its winter time and the days are shorter...I have given them lots of protein and I give them the feather builder to help with their molting..son I was wondering if this is normal for young chickens of this breed to take this long before they lay eggs again or what..any help would be appreciated..thanks!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes it is normal. Some chickens can go 4 months or more from the start of a molt until they are ready to lay again. There isn't much you can do but wait it out. Laying is not only hormone driven but the short days also control their egg laying machines. So just give them time. Many of us are waiting on eggs to start to reappear as well!! LOL

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on Two Crows' advice.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. X3 on TwoCrows' advice. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock laying again.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome!
    Glad you could join the flock! Great advice from TwoCrows for you there. Good luck with your girls and hope you don't have to wait too long for more eggs.
    Enjoy BYC everyone here to help :frow
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Happy holidays and thank you for joining the BYC flock.
     
  9. chickiebabe22

    chickiebabe22 New Egg

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    Aww thanks for all the input and advice! And thanks for all the welcomes you guys are so nice!
     
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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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