Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jimpostlewaite, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. jimpostlewaite

    jimpostlewaite New Egg

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    My chickens used to lay 5-6 dozen eggs a day, for last couple of months they are only laying 1-2 dozen. Can they be to fat to lay, they are free range and get fed layer pellets and crumbles twice a day. they seem healthy other wise and happy. They get 5 way scratch for treats and some house scraps, they are only 2-3 years old. What else could stop them from laying?
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Molting probably
     
  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH.
    I've experienced this, probably molting, broody(doubt all of them), or maybe just the change of temperature depending on where you live.
     
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  5. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Also it could be that the days are getting shorter. Chickens need 15 hours of light to lay an egg
     
  6. jimpostlewaite

    jimpostlewaite New Egg

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    A few are kind of scraggly looking but most look normal, a few have lost feathers due to roosters, this has been going on for at least a couple of months so I don't think it is due to light. How long will they molt if that is what it is?
     
  7. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    It takes a while but it's different for every bird. My White Leghorn took FOREVER like a month or longer but my Amber-Link only took 2-3 weeks
     

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