If you are in the northern hemisphere, it is likely the combination of the decrease of daylight hours and molting that causes less production.I know chicken lay less in the winter but our 11 chickens went from getting 7-9 a day to 1 or 2. We also changed foods recently can either of these explain the big difference?
How old are your birds, in months?I know chicken lay less in the winter but our 11 chickens went from getting 7-9 a day to 1 or 2. We also changed foods recently can either of these explain the big difference?
I've only noticed a little molting.I have 40+ laying hens and pullets, and get only about 6 eggs a day.
Chickens need 12-14 hours of sunlight to lay an egg. In the winter, there is an insufficient amount of sunlight.
Molting could also be a reason. Are your chickens molting?
When molting, they are likely to stop laying eggs as well.
they are approx 6 1/2 months old. We are in Northern PA (USA).How old are your birds, in months?
Do you free range?
Yes, a feed change might slow things down.
Describe the change and why.
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
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