Chickens suddenly stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jimijames, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. jimijames

    jimijames Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my chickens suddenly stopped laying this week. I was getting about a dozen per day, then, Tuesday I got 5, Weds there was one and yesterday and today nothing, zippo, nadda.... [​IMG]

    They just stated laying at the end of July and have been consistant since..

    Nothing has changed, other that the weather is cooler and it's getting darker earlier, otherwise I have no clue.

    any ideas as to why this would happen? I'm stummped.

    thanks!

    Jim
     
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they're starting molt?
     
  3. jimijames

    jimijames Out Of The Brooder

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    Would they molt at 6 months?
     
  4. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be shorter daylight hours.
    Maybe you could try a light on a timer to come on really early
    and go out after it is good and light outside.
    A little boost of protein at the same time could not hurt.
    Mine love fish and since my husband and son fish alot I have
    an abundant supply.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a 6 month moult but usually it's a partial moult, and they should have cranked up again by now. You did not give a lot of info. I would more suspect a predator is eating them or they are laying under a bush somewhere.
     
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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