Cinnamon queen egg productivity

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  1. grdnnut

    grdnnut Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me how long cinnamon queens lay eggs? My CQ's are 2 years old and their egg production has dropped dramatically and I now have one laying shell less eggs.
     
  2. grdnnut

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    Sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum.
     
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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Welcome to the forum

    The name is a marketing tool, but these strains of red/gold sex links are world class layers of large brown eggs. Most brown egg farms, large commercial places, have these specialized brown egg layers. None better. There are likely 2 dozen strains, but most of which I am familiar lay up a storm.

    Then, as you may have discovered, they tend to run out of gas.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]are they starting to molt, that would disrupt their laying. Are they are good quality layers feed? Is there a chance they are older than you were told - maybe past their prime?
     
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  9. grdnnut

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    They may be starting to molt. I was told they were 11 months when I got them in July 2012. How long does molting last? (I am a seasoned gardener but a novice to poultry).
     
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    Okay, from looking at pictures I am pretty sure they are molting. We had a mite problem for the first time early this summer and I assumed feather loss was due to mite damage or something. Mites have been gone for a while but they sure look scraggly. Thanks!
     

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