- Apr 18, 2013
I have 8 brown chickens that will be a year in May, so they are 11 months right now. In January they started laying and by february we were getting an egg a day from them, By the middle of March they had slowed down a bit but we were still getting 4-6 eggs aday, and then at the beggining of April it was about 1 a day and now nothing at all. I know sometimes chicken won't lay if they are molting, but there are no feathers in the cage (maybe one or two but not a molting amount) There diet consists of 80% laying pellets 20% vegetable scraps, and I change their water every day. They have a heat lamp and I give them fresh cedar chips every week. It is spring run-off at my house so their outside pen part is muddy, but I would think that would be the only problem. Any suggestions would really help, My friends make fun of me for having to go down to pick up chicken feed and Eggs.