Egg laying, Or Not

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by invalidsession, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. invalidsession

    invalidsession In the Brooder

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    Healthy bunch of girls, (B-O's) just stopped laying. (14 flock )Same feed and conditions. Gone from 6 to 10 a day to nothing for the last two weeks.
    Any thoughts ?

    Chris.
     
  2. ChickMagnet09

    ChickMagnet09 In the Brooder

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    Are they molting...or starting too, I have heard they stop laying when they molt...I am new at having chickens so I am not completely sure![​IMG]
     
  3. invalidsession

    invalidsession In the Brooder

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    Yes they are molting, I guess that would explain it. I'm new to chickens as well so I wasn't sure what to expect.

    Chris.
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    Could be molt, less daylight, and with orpingtons somebody might have stashed a nest if they free range all or part of the day. Might even be a combo of the three things. How old are your girls?
     

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