Egg-hungry!!Will they start up again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kellykate, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a handful of chickens who have stopped laying completely. Would this happen for numerous reasons or is it only for a molt? They are under one-year-old and I see feathers around but not an excessive amount?

    WE are only getting 1 or 2 eggs a day (grrr) from our 9 chickens! Will those who stopped start up again this winter or are we going to be egg-hungry all winter! blah! [​IMG]
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Could be a moult....Also, try putting a light on to increase their hours...It's really hard for them with the shortening of day light.

    Hope this helps and half a blessed day.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I am haveing the same problem, until about a week ago, my girls were laying fairly well, but since a cold front came through, they have nearly quit completely.
     
  4. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are tapering off a little too. ISN'T IT CRUEL THAT THEY STOP LAYING IN THE WINTER MONTHS WHEN WE NEED ALL THOSE EGGS FOR HOLIDAY BAKING!!! [​IMG]
     

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