molting or laying elsewhere

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

  1. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Songster

    May 7, 2010
    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.


  2. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    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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