Desperate about my hens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jennyg, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 month old white leghorns stopped laying!
    I adopted them 10 weeks ago and for 5-6 weeks they layed an egg daily (8days 1 day rest)
    They free range 5+ hrs daily, red combs, healthy, happy, not broody
    My other 5 hens lay perfectly and super thick shell.
    We live in Hawaii weather isn't too hot, upper 70 night and lower 70 at night.
    Feed organic, oyster shells, free range and scraps
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    How long has it been since she last laid a egg?
     
  3. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry 4 weeks for both hens they stopped within 1 day of each other
     
  4. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    They may be coming into molt.
     
  5. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    x2
     
  6. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't think of thay
     
  7. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does that take?
     
  8. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Depends on the hen. Mine will generally go out for 3-4 weeks and then if I'm really unlucky commence laying for 2-3 weeks and then become broody. :barnie
     
  9. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't bald but I have been seeing more white feathers
     
  10. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    They don't usually go bald when they are molting.....maybe a few barely feathered patches.
     

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