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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dumplingirl, Aug 24, 2014.
my 26 chickens arenot laying but 8 eggs a day and they eat allthe food help
Is it possible that they are beginnning a molt? Molting birds, birds finishing a molt, or birds about to begin a molt may stop laying, or won't lay quite as well.
Is there any place that they could be laying their eggs and you can't find them? Free ranging chickens in particular will sometimes lay eggs in odd places and appear to not be laying.
Also, do they all appear healthy? Birds that are sick or stressed out may not lay as well or stop laying altogether.
Lastly, how old are they? Young birds (less than five months) won't be laying usually, and older hens (3 year olds or more) may not lay well either.
how long do they molt