hen hasnt layed for about a month

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boykin2010, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen is a easter egger and yes she is molting. even though she is molting is there any reason for her not to lay for a whole month??? i thought molting lowered the egg amounts not stopped them. i just had a chicken die of being egg-bound. i dont want it to happen again... any help??? is this normal
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Most chickens stop laying for 2-3 months when they molt, though some lay fewer during the molt. My leghorn hasn't laid for 2 months and is just now getting some nice long feathers in.
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok well that makes me feel better
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The daylength is shortening, she is molting, EE have not been selected for maximum egg production. When she completes the molt and the daylength increases she will once again present you with tinted eggs.
     
  5. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much
     

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