Chickens Not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by garneryan, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. garneryan

    garneryan New Egg

    Oct 19, 2012
    I have 4 chickens, all started laying the end of August. All of the sudden they have really slowed down. we were getting 3-4 a day. We have only had 5 this entire week. Nothing has really changed except it has gotten cooler. They don't seem to be molting and We have added a light so they get 13-14 hrs of light a day. Any thoughts on what is going on?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG] They could be molting.
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Welcome to BYC.
    What breed(s) so you have? Non production breeds can sometimes take short breaks. There is also the possibility that there has been some change around the coop like, construction or a dog coming around. If you just started with the lights that is change that takes about two weeks for them to get used to.

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