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No eggs and feather every where....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jschway, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. jschway

    jschway Out Of The Brooder

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    I have only seen one egg in the past week or two.. The normal is 3 a day.... Today the coop was covered in feathers... Only from one of my three birds. The coop is pretty secure with a strong cage and bird netting...

    Water was bone dry due to my friend forgetting about them while I was out of town... They went without water for one day or two max.

    Any thoughts?

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  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they could be molting, which would explain the feathers and no eggs. Having no water for a day is bad, but it is not terrible. As long as they have water now, they sound fine.
     
  3. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they're molting (shedding feathers). They won't lay much when molting.
    Try to give them extra protein to help them regrow their new feathers.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  4. jschway

    jschway Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! I'll keep an eye on them.

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