hens stopped laying, and why are their butts bald? related?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gstone, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. gstone

    gstone Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    South Portland
    I have 3 hens (no roosters) just over a year old. They had been laying really well for a while. Now suddenly they have stopped, maybe an egg every few days. And... they've had bald butts for quiet a while. they seem to have molted in march and their butts never filled back in. Is this related to them not laying? I've read lots on here about chicken's stopping for different reasons. All I can figure is maybe the bald butt has some thing to do with it. That and/or the warmer temperatures, but it's not THAT warm?.... help.
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    they may still be recovering from the molt.. increase the protein a bit it may help

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by