Everyone has stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mackie n chicks, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Mackie n chicks

    Mackie n chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so all my 6 chickens are 'getting on a bit' with the eldest being 5 years old up to the youngest of around 3 years old. Over the last two weeks all but one has completely stopped laying! I had three which still layed quite regularly, every two days and they have all stopped - i'm baffled! They all seem fine in themselves and continue to wander about but no eggs - any ideas?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are at their "Retiring" age.They may completely stop,and/or just slow down a bit,sorry.
     
  3. Lelilamom

    Lelilamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a combination of things. Molting, change of weather, change of feed, predator attack or threat of an attack, change of roosting/nesting/coop location. Age definitely is a factor but seems unlikely since everyone stopped in a small span of time. More likely environmental.
     

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