Not an egg in weeks

DrBwell

In the Brooder
May 5, 2017
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Long Island, NY
Hey, I’m new to this group and I’m looking for some advice. I have 4 girls that are 1 1/2 years old. We raised them from chicks and were good layers up until 2 months ago. We’d get usually 3 eggs per day for a while. Now, if I’m lucky I find an egg once a week. The weather on Long Island has been cool since the beginning of October and I cleaned the coup a week ago. I thought new straw and pine shavings would spur them on to lay; but nothing is happening. The feed is the same, and I give them meal worms, table scraps and scratch on occasion. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks, DrBwell
 

Sneebsey

Songster
Apr 7, 2017
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Shropshire, UK
Have you noticed them dropping feathers? At this time of year, adult birds (after their first year) will moult, ceasing laying for a few weeks in order to grow a new set of feathers for the winter months.
 

ChickenLeg

Crowing
9 Years
Feb 15, 2012
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Most likely just cutting back because of the weather/season. If you throw a light in there coop to come on about 4:30 each morning it could help increase the chances of higher egg production.
 

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