molting and egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mandersn, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. mandersn

    mandersn Chirping

    Jun 3, 2014
    My hens are somewhere around 36 weeks old. I have 11 of them, before fall arrived I was getting between 6-8 eggs a day. Now I'm getting 1-3. They have not started to molt yet either. Could something be wrong? They look healthy and behave as they always have.
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Shorter days, colder days, and the possibility that they are going through a 'mild' molt will all contribute to a reduction in laying. This is the time of year when that is considered normal. Have you checked them thoroughly to see signs of molting that might not be easily visible.

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