Molting..how long before they lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SSO202, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know mine went through their first molt which started about four weeks ago. I still haven't seen any eggs since the molt started.......How long before they start laying again and is there anything I can do to prompt them back into laying...?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    It can take anywhere from 1-3 months depending on age and condition of the birds. Some of it is genetics too. You can feed them a higher protein feed like game bird to help them put on feathers faster.
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel ya, I haven't gotten ANY eggs from one of my flocks in what feels like weeks (30 hens in that group) The seramas blessed me with 2 eggs out of about 10 hens yesterday which was a pleasant surpirse, now we can actually have breakfast, sort of....
     

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