molting or summer heat?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flockmarket, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. flockmarket

    flockmarket In the Brooder

    Aug 11, 2011
    the hens havnt been laying well this summer, we had been getting one egg a day from one hen (breed unknown) but now shes molting and has stopped laying completely. i know that hens stop laying during theyre molt, but is it possible that a molt could last all summer? or do you think its because the overwhelming heat, its not uncommon for it to get 100 degrees fahrenheit here. my two other laying hens have not layed at all this summer, but i think they molted at the begining of the summer.

  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    My chickens have started molting too. They usually start molting when the days get shorter but not neccesarily. The molt can last a while so if you want them to get back in the swing of things, a night light for part of the night might help.
  3. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011

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