Half my hens are broody and half are molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by [email protected], Sep 12, 2010.

  1. cndula@elp.rr.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not getting ANY eggs. Hmmmmmm.[​IMG]
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does seem to be that way....all or nothing. I'm almost in the same boat.....8 hens and only one laying for various reasons.

    As they say...'.All things pass.'...it won't be too long before they start up again.

    However it does seem ironic when you have a flock of hens and have to resort to buying eggs.


    Sandie
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Ain't that something? I'd starve!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have 1 broody and 12 other hens that are *supposed* to be laying. I got 4 eggs today. But in their defense, I'm expecting at least 5 of those to start molting.
     
  5. peach

    peach Out Of The Brooder

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    Same here, molting or not old enough or not laying. Turned the light on yesterday to lengthen the day. Hope it helps.
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Dang !!!!!!!!! you got hit with the dredded triple whammy. quick go buy some lottery tickets.

    AL
     
  7. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    I have 14, 7 hens and 7 chickies (almost 3 months) and am getting only one egg a day for awhile now. The buff orps are always broody, and when they are not, they are in molt. And now… the winter is coming. The wild birds are eating all their food and I feel very discouraged. But I love them so will deal.
     

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