Help with no eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KerenR, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. KerenR

    KerenR Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 30 hens that are a year old. For the past 3 weeks we have been getting 0-2 eggs a day. Nothing has changed. We locked them up for 3 days to make sure they weren't laying somewhere else. At the end of the third day, there was one egg. I've never had anything like this happen. Any ideas? I live in zone 7b near Charlotte,NC.
     
  2. stevethack

    stevethack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lots of feathers laying around? If so...it's the fall molting season.
     
  3. KerenR

    KerenR Out Of The Brooder

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    No not really. They went through a heavy molt, and some are still molting some. But all 30 molting so much at the same time that they all stop laying? I've seen drops in production during molting, but nowhere near like this.
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The heavier the molt the longer they take. Plus some dont lay for weeks after words and some wait until spring to start laying again. But at a year old it is their first adult molt really that could be why some are taking it harder then others.
     

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