Chickens not laying? First molt?

Farmgirl217

In the Brooder
Oct 15, 2017
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Hey everyone!

So I recently had my one year "chicken-anniversaryy" (lol yayyy!!). I have four EE girls, and they just went through their first molt. Egg production decreased about a month ago, but I haven't gotten any eggs for the past week or so. Their feathers seem to be starting to come back in a little bit. Not sure how long this will last and if I can do anything to help them out?

Thanks guys! :)
 

ChickenLeg

Crowing
9 Years
Feb 15, 2012
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1,596
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My ameraucanas use to molt then not lay for 2-4 months depending on the specific chicken. If you put them on a light to increase the day hours they might start laying earlier, but I let mine do the natural thing and take a chill pill til spring.
 

RWise

Songster
7 Years
Dec 25, 2012
1,270
1,009
216
Oakhurst Oklahoma
I use lights (AM 13.5 hours) all winter to maintain some eggs. Also a high protein feed, I use purina startina game bird chow, and oyster/egg shell free gratis. My girls are of many ages from 3 months to 9 years, I like this as the young girls (5 MOs) are just starting to fire up, as the older girls are going into molt.
 

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