molting and egg laying

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

  1. deeschicks19

    deeschicks19 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2013
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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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