Hens stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NorthGeogia, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. NorthGeogia

    NorthGeogia Songster

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    I have 3 Isa Brown egg laying machines. They are 2 or 3 years old and have completed a seasonal molt. Over the past few weeks, I'm only getting about 3 eggs per week. Is this normal winter slow down, or are they essentially retiring?
     

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I think it's both...less daylight and cooler temps reduce productivity and after age two there is a significant reduction in laying.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees could be both seasonal and done for life....
    .....ISA's and other high production birds can really slow down, or stop, laying at 2-3 years.
     

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