first experience with moulting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shadewolf, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. shadewolf

    shadewolf New Egg

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    So how long are my chickens going to molt and have this slow down "(total stoppage!) in their egg production? They were born this time last year, and I noticed they started dropping some feathers a couple weeks ago and egg production has tapered off to nothing now. It seems just when I have a bunch of people wanting to buy eggs from me now, I don't even have enough eggs to feed our own family. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    is there any chance that they are hidding a nest from you? When ever I have a big drop in eggs, I think that they are laying somewhere else.

    However, I think mine are just starting to molt.
     

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