Confused on Long Island

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by island40, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. island40

    island40 New Egg

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    I have 6 chickens in a 6x8 coop with a fenced run of 12x6. I got them in May of 2010. By the end of the year they were producing 4-5 eggs a day,and continued that unti lthe fall of 2011, then they stopped laying andI I noticed signs of molting. No eggs at all until May of 2012. Then started out with 3 a day which dropped to 2 a day . It has stayed that way with no eggs every 3rd day or so. They are fed Agway Egg Producer since they started laying with occassional treats of yoguart, corn and bread .They have never seemed sick and appear healthy now. Are they showing age already or could I be missing something?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    How old were they when you originally got them? I ask because you said they moulted their very first autumn with you? No, I didn't read that right.

    Better to ask, what variety are they?
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  3. island40

    island40 New Egg

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    Rhode islands &leghorns They were 1 day old and they molted in the second year They were a little more then a year and a half old
     

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