Reasons why Chickens wont lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenRaiser95, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chirping

    Aug 19, 2012
    Snohomish County
    I need to know specific reasons why pullets wont lay, IE because they're molting or because its winter. Stuff like that
  2. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Songster

    Jan 24, 2012
    near Branson, MO
    Heat, stress, illness and molting are a few things I have come across. Pullets shouldn't have the molting problem though. My first experience with molting occurred when my first hens were almost 2 years old. I fed them high quality cat food along with their regular feed. Their feathers grew back quickly and they were laying again in 2-3 weeks. With the heat there's a few things you can do to help, but they may still choose not to lay. Here's a great blog that gives lots of info on how to beat the heat:

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