hens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shmeggs, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my coops I have 7 white leghorn mix hens about year and half old. had the about 3 months , I was getting 6 or 7 eggs a day but now im only getting 1 or2 eggs a day.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are they now or have they been molting?
     
  3. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they have molted
     
  4. 16 paws

    16 paws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Same thing is happening here, the hens have slowed way down and I dont get it. Where do you live? It has been real hot here but I did not think that would do it. I dont think they are all molting either. They laid all through the winter, I thought that is when they slow down.
    Marie
     
  5. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    live in southern Virginia , I wondered about the heat also
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hens usually start to slow down at about 2 years old. One possible explanation may be sunlight. As fall approaches and sunlight decreases, hens start to lay less. If there are feathers missing, they may be molting. Right now most of my hens are molting and their egg production is down from 9 eggs to about 2 or 3.
     
  7. Glendalemike

    Glendalemike Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Arizona and my 2 Bufff Orpingtons are 23 weeks old and not laying yet. Is it due to the heat? In their pen I have a 6' long mister and 2 box fans going. My first chickens so any help would be very kind
     
  8. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have buff orpingtons , mine started laying at 23 weeks.
     
  9. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these 7 laid 5 eggs today , Im not sure what may be going on.
     

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