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Hens on vacation

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosinsk1772, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. rosinsk1772

    rosinsk1772 Chirping

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    I need some advice. I have twelve hens who have laid like champs all summer, and randomly all at once went on strike. It has been extremely hot since this begin, but also I had a hen go broody at the same time. Any advice on how to put eggs back on my plate :)
     
  2. mortie

    mortie Songster

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    How old are they? This is a common time for chickens that were hatched last year to be molting, which will often slow or halt egg production.
     
  3. rosinsk1772

    rosinsk1772 Chirping

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    They were hatched the end of January beginning of February. I have noticed a lot of feathers in the coop/pen. Is that what I am noticing? This is my first year with chickens
     

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