Normal or ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jrudolph305, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 2 weeks ago the girls went from laying 10-12 eggs daily to 4-6. Today we only got 2 eggs. Nothing has changed--food, water, light etc. We did have those 2 days of really cold weather but they slowed down prior to that. They are 10 months old and I have seen a few extra feathers laying around but nothing that would lead me to think they are molting. Didn't think they would molt in the winter. ANy thoughts on why the slow down?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Any possibility that a predator or something has been spooking them?
     
  3. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly. I did see signs of digging around the run but this was just yesterday. I do have a live trap that I have out and have caught coons and possums in the past and this never seemed to bother the girls. But yes this is a possibilty.
     

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