Do the eggs stop before or during the moult?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think my girls are fixing to go into a full blown moult. Egg production has gone from normal to nothing in two days time.
    Do they start to moult first and then stop laying or stop laying and then go into the moult?
    I'm asking because nobody looks like they are moulting yet, but everybody looks like they could sure use one.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My eggs dropped off first then I started noticing the feathers.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:k, thanks cmom. [​IMG]
     
  4. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Songster

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    Will they grow back feathers they may have lost due to feather picking?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:If the feather is completely gone, shaft and all, it will grow back immediately. If it's just broken off, but the shaft is intact, it will grow back at moult time. Lest, that's the way it was explained to me.
     

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