chickens stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by qumumd, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. qumumd

    qumumd Out Of The Brooder

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    have 5 hens. they started to lay when the days became longer in the spring. Were laying pretty well and now all of a sudden they quit. They had moulted in the fall and then did not lay over winter. do you think they are moulting again?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG]!!!! How old are they? Are they losing more feathers? How long have they not layed?
     
  3. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they sitting on the nest? Have they had a change in diet? A change of any kind?
     
  4. qumumd

    qumumd Out Of The Brooder

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    well, I guess they have been laying after all. found a nest with 16 eggs this evening.......down under the nests on the floor of the henhouse.
     
  5. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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