Hens Stopped Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofmany10, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. momofmany10

    momofmany10 In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    I have 3 hens that were laying up until the 26th of Oct. I left to go out of town for 5 days and my son was
    caring for them. He is usually the one that cares for them anyway BUT sometimes I do have to remind him.
    Since I left town they have not laid even one egg.

    At the sametime that I was away, the weather changed and it is cooler here in Arizona, but I wouldnt think it
    would make adifference.

    I cant think of anything else that has changed. Please help me so I can help my girls!!!

  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    My chickens stopped laying because they are molting (which is normal). Fall is the typical time that chickens molt. Mine don't even look like they lost that many feathers, but I can see the new little pin feathers growing in. if you give them a little extra protein they may get over their molt sooner if that is what caused the break in egg laying.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011

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