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  1. 1 old hen

    1 old hen Out Of The Brooder

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    hellow I am 1 old hen. I raise chickens and have qyestions.
     
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]

    You found the right place to get answers to your questions.
     
  3. 1 old hen

    1 old hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You . My questine my hens have stoped laying, most are loosing feathers and are turning redish where the feathers was. I am seeing a lot of white flackes under roost. Our temp is dropping.The hens seemed to go from 18-20 eggs a day to 3-6. My hens are all 2-3 years old as I try to keep nouthing over 3-4 years old.i feed crumblels 16%,and keep water at all times.My coop is not insulated, roost is of floor. My coop is 2x4 with plywood siding. Also my nest get a lot of chicken dropping in them I clean each week add new hay,the floor is concreat
     
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    Thank You hope to gain new knoledge
     
  5. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My egg production is down right now, as the days are getting so short. There is a section on the forum dedicated to egg laying, maybe posting there will bring helpful responses.
     
  6. denn1948

    denn1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your hens are molting
     
  7. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I forgot to address that part.
     
  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    molting and lots of droppings in the nest boxes, you have a broody hen. she wants to sit.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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