molting and egg laying

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

  1. mandersn

    mandersn Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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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