- Mar 12, 2015
I need some help. We have 29 hens and 1 rooster. They were all laying nicely until September. We were getting roughly 18-22 eggs a day. Our hens are now 18 months old except for 4 that are just 8 months old. In september we had some start molting. The majority of them are done molting. Their feathers look great. We upped their protein during the molt. They get fed and watered regularly. Nothing in the environment has changed. They have access to be outside all day in a fenced run and no issue with it being too dark for too long. Temps haven't been too cold either. We have literally tried everything we can think to help and support them. We are now only getting 2-6 eggs a day. Any ideas? There is no fighting among them. We are stumped. These hens are costing us an arm and a leg and with no reward. Can anyone give us some suggestions? This is our first set of hens so we really have no idea what may be causing all of this.