1. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    When will my chickens start laying again? They are a just over a year old and this is their first time molting. There light comes from the sun and thats it. Thanks!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We'll need a whole lot more info. Age? Moult? Supplemental lighting? All the normal questions.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Thanks for addition of the information in your edit.

    Simple answer is this no one can say for sure. They'll need to finish their moult, re-gain themselves and it just may well take awhile. By spring they'll be back in form.
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Our chickens have never really molted before they stopped laying.
    But from what I hear, it takes them variable time to recover, especially if they are only receiving natural light. I've heard of laying breaks up to about five months. I'd give them until spring. [​IMG]

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