Have My Girls Lost It???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickie<3, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chirping

    Jul 6, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I have 5 two year old chickens...they all started molting about 3 to 4 weeks ago...they havent laid eggs since...and now they r sleeping in their nesting box and not on their roost...WIll they go back to their noraml routine eventually...or do i have to step in to get everything back to normal?

  2. Nonny

    Nonny Songster

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    If they're a bit short of feathers right now due to moulting maybe the nesting box is warmer for them overnight than the roosts?
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    They will go back eventually. Don't ask me when [​IMG] But not laying is normal with some. I have a hen that started molting at the middle of Sept. And is growing her feathers back. And she has not laid an egg in 5 weeks.

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