My chickens quit laying eggs for about the last 6 weeks.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DonnaBelle, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    McIntosh County, OK
    Hi all,

    My hens have all but stopped laying eggs. I used to get about 25-35 eggs per day, now only 4-5.

    This has been going on for about 6 weeks. I thought if they were molting it only lasted about 2 weeks.

    I've had these chickens for from 3 to 5 years. I don't have lice on them, they are well fed with high protein feed and fresh water every day.

    I deworm them with Ivomec twice a year.

    What else could be causing them to stop laying.


  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    If it is any consolation mine have been moulting for far longer than a few weeks taking into account that the days are not as long as they were a few weeks ago and I do not use lighting after dark in their coop plus the fact as they get older they do not lay nearly as much as when they were younger..... I get very few eggs and I will be worming them any day now, so I will have to buy eggs for a month...... I hate the thought of not having my own fresh eggs.


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