Hens quit laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by butterfly lady, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. butterfly lady

    butterfly lady Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens that had been laying all summer just stopped laying, one did molt but she seems to be over that. Still no eggs.....I'm confuzzeled, they are acting just right otherwise.....just no eggs, and just as a big baking season is about to start ......sigh.....any thots? Thank you!
     
  2. tblee

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    Are their combs pale?
     
  3. butterfly lady

    butterfly lady Out Of The Brooder

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    No, everything seems fine.....just no eggs.....:(
     
  4. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

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    Might just be the molt, mine once stopped laying when I changed from straw to shavings I had to change back in the end
    not easy trying to get into their pretty little heads... good luck x:)
     
  5. butterfly lady

    butterfly lady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input! Love my hens but would love them more if they gave me eggs.....my hubby says we have the most disfunctional farm ever! Hens that don't lay, ducks that won't swim, a foo that likes water.....the island of misfit pets!!!!:p
     
  6. butterfly lady

    butterfly lady Out Of The Brooder

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    I mean a roo not a foo.....
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old are they?
    Are you using supplemental lighting?
     
  8. butterfly lady

    butterfly lady Out Of The Brooder

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    well the 2 hens that were laying and quit are about a year, the other 2 are this past spring babies and hadnt even stated to lay....i dont use art lighting....i live in Houston and we are getting not quite 12 hours of sun...
     

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