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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1 old hen, Nov 4, 2013.
hellow I am 1 old hen. I raise chickens and have qyestions.
Hi! Welcome to BYC.
You found the right place to get answers to your questions.
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
Thank You hope to gain new knoledge
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.
your hens are molting
Thanks, I forgot to address that part.
Welcome to BYC! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers
molting and lots of droppings in the nest boxes, you have a broody hen. she wants to sit.
Welcome and enjoy!