Laying has tailed off

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by johnjenn2004, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. johnjenn2004

    johnjenn2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 6 red sex links this past spring and they started laying in August. I got 5-6 eggs a day for 2 solid months but in the last couple weeks I have gone down to 3 eggs a day. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Normal. When the daylight hours decrease and/or they are in molt (losing and replacing feathers) egg production slows or ceases. When daylight hours begin increasing again egg production will to return to normal.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    First year layers usually don't molt in the first fall...
    ....and sometimes they slow down but continue to lay all winter, but sometimes not.

    Do you free range? They might be laying out in range area.
     
  4. johnjenn2004

    johnjenn2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    They free range only in the evenings about 3 times a week. I haven't found any hidden
     

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