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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenshiha, Jul 22, 2015.
weird because 4 years of caring of hens and never seen one molt even in my town
It could be that, in your location on the planet (Palestine), the change in daylight from summer to winter isn't extreme enough to trigger an annual molt.
ive looked everywhere I don't have any bushes or tall grass in my yard just dirt but I don't let them go in it that much oh and the run floor is concrete suold I put some dirt in the run I heard that concrete floor is bad for there leg and also there old environment was dirt and used to lay in it
I was also think about in summer it almost feels like spring just a bit hotter and spring is between cold and summer but it mostly summer this year 90degreese f
You're going to need about of foot of some sort of litter on the floor of the run for digging, scratching, and other natural chicken behaviors.
thanx buggena is dirt good since they used to lay in the dirt
Dirt is fine. Most people have a dirt run.
Don't know where to put this - so I will try here....5 month old hen who was just starting to lay got sick -ish. I say this b/c she would puff all her feathers up and just stand still or lay down. I isolated her, ect. and she seemed better after a few days so I put her back with everyone - she laid one egg the few days she was isolated but dropped in the run - she was isolated in our 'tractor'. She has not laid an egg since back with her flock and most days she was isolated. Not worry about egg bound, though was at the time. I might just isolate her for a few days by herself, but since school started that is a little bit of a hassle for morning chores. Any thoughts??
The back and forth between being with the flock and being in isolation can cause stress. Stress can stop her from laying. If she's healthy now, just leave her be.
I just logged on to ask a similar question. If a chicken was stressed/sick how long does it normally take for them to start laying again? I have a cream legbar that began laying nearly 2 weeks ago and laid 4 eggs total. The last egg came last Saturday (9/19) and I noticed her acting weird on the 20th. She's back to normal now but no egg in a week. I'm new to chickens so I'm still figuring it out as I go. I also have a wyandotte that hasn't laid in the past few days. Neither has been laying for a month yet but it's starting to get cooler and has been dreary the past few days. All are 6 months old now.