Desperate mother

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eight chickens, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. eight chickens

    eight chickens Hatching

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    My chickens have pretty much quit laying. Tried different feed , put light in coop, also finding soft shells around. What to do ? If molting do they stop laying?
     

  2. ChickenGoesRuff

    ChickenGoesRuff Songster

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    Give them some extra calcium and protein. They may stop laying while molting, but can also stop breifly for a variety of reasons. Don't worry too much as they should bounce back from their "strike". Best of luck!
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    How old are they? If this is their second winter, they could be going into molt. They do pretty much quit laying until they've recovered from that molt.
     

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