molting or laying elsewhere

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Ravishaw, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hens have been producing some record numbers of eggs.

    And then they quit. Maybe one here, one there. If they're molting or taking a break that's fine and I'm not too worried. What I DON'T to find out is that they've been sneaking off laying somewhere else.

    So I am locking them in the coop for most of the day, and having my wife let them go after the kids go down for naps, so they have about 3 hours to range around before bedtime.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Well... It is a little late for molting... Do they look like they are molting?!

    It is getting pretty cold so, a lot of chickens slow down in laying, if not stop all together... What kind do you have?

    BTW: This should be in "Chicken Behaviours and Egglaying"...
     

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