CONFUSED...Sudden stop in egg laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kylieschooks, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. kylieschooks

    kylieschooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    My chickens have stopped laying, I understand that it's winter and shorter days and stuff, but my chickens are only 7-8 months old and have only been laying for 6 weekS.

    Is it normal for young hens to only lay for that time and then stop???

    Also I have an 18 month old who just came out of her molt and started to lay again for about 4 weeks, now she has suddenly stopped too???

    None of the pullets have been through the molt yet either.

    I'm confused, please help
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed are they? Some breeds are much more finicky about laying than others and if you have one of those, they may have stopped due to the shorter days.
     
  3. kylieschooks

    kylieschooks Out Of The Brooder

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    They are speckeldy and rhode rocks? I just didn't think pullets would stop laying after only a few weeks of starting?

    Thanks
     
  4. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you look up the sunrise and sunset time in your area? I believe they will stop laying when they start getting less than 12hrs of light/day... some people put a light in their run at 4-5am to help with this.

    Past that.. my girls stopped laying when they had a mite infestation. Have you looked closely around their vents for mites? they are very small!
     

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