Leghorns Not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenman16, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Chickenman16

    Chickenman16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 Leghorns out of the 21 birds in our flock. Out of the 7 Legorns, we only get one egg a day. These birds are around 1 1/2 years old.
    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters? Not enough daylight?
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chickens go thru a major molt at around 18 months old. They lose lots of feathers and stop laying until they grow in their new feathers. Given the time of year and age of your birds it's a pretty good bet that's what is going on. Molting usually lasts a few weeks though it sometimes goes on longer. You can help them out by upping their protein intake since that's what they need to grow the new feathers in.
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well looks like post above mine covered what I was gonna say mostly. Above that finishes what I was gonna say. 14 hours of light.
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    My almost 3 year old white leghorn girl didn't lay for a couple months because she was moulting but now that she's over moulting she's been giving 3-5 eggs a week and she lives INSIDE. My almost 2 year old white leghorn girl that lives outside maybe gives 3-5 eggs a week and that with the less daylight and the cold weather setting in up here.


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  6. Chickenman16

    Chickenman16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice! Yes, the hens are loosing some feathers.
     
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  7. Chickenman16

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    Nothing to worry about anymore, they are laying again!
     

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