Easter Egger hasn't laid in about a month

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristalee01, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. kristalee01

    kristalee01 Hatching

    Aug 4, 2012
    Tri-cities WA
    All of our girls have slowed down since it got cold and they were molting but they have started to pick back up a little, all except our easter egger. Is this normal in the winter? Last winter the 4 we had laid throughout the winter and it would appear that all the others are laying every few days. All except bunny.

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Its pretty normal for chickens to not lay well in the winter, so I wouldn't worry about your Easter Egger. It can take a month or two for a chicken to start laying again after molting, too. Your other birds might just be better layers overall, which is why they are beginning to lay already and your EE isn't.

    Were your chickens hatched last year? The first year, chickens often lay right through the winter. The next few winters, though, they'll take a break in the fall or winter to molt, etc.

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