Chickens no longer laying????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kscottjoyce, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    Wondering if anyone would have any explanation as to why hens that were laying eggs for the last half of winter would all of a sudden stop now that it is spring? It seems as if they should lay more eggs now but it also seems like as the snow melted away so did the amount of eggs that I was getting.
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they molting?

    You might also try deworming them.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  4. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think any of those topics are an issue, the same thing started happening to my brother's flock at the exact same time. It is almost as if a couple warm days that we got here in New England stopped egg production.
     
  5. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Warm days? It seems like temp fluctuations or stress from thunderstorms stresses my birds. Also, I have noticed partial molts slow production too. Are the birds behaving normally?
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:Partial molt? I have never heard of that? What's it look like?
     

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