How long does this last?

Melinda48

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 13, 2013
149
4
63
Columbia, MO
So we have had our girls for 1 & 2 years (Buff Orpingtons 1-yr, Golden Comets -2). We have 10 girls. For the last three weeks we have been getting 3-5 eggs a day. This is way-y-y-y under our regular production! There are feathers in their area but none of them looks anything like the photo of the molting chicken I saw on one of the threads.

How long should we expect this reduction to last? Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

ChickenCanoe

Crossing the Road
9 Years
Nov 23, 2010
29,693
19,899
867
St. Louis, MO
It depends on if you have fast molters or slow molters.
It could last anywhere from a month to many months. Even after they've regrown their new down coat, they may wait till after the winter solstice to lay again.
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom