molting and egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deeschicks19, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. deeschicks19

    deeschicks19 Out Of The Brooder

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    For the last few months I am only getting 9 to 12 eggs a day. (I have 18 girls) And now I have a few that are starting to molt. Do they slow down months before they go into molting stage. I did read that they don't lay eggs while molting but not sure about the before. If that is the case then it would explain . This is their first molting.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Eggs can taper off before you see any signs of a molt. I have some hens that will stop laying a week or two before you see any feather loss.
     

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