Reasons why Chickens wont lay

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

  1. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to know specific reasons why pullets wont lay, IE because they're molting or because its winter. Stuff like that
    Thanks!!
     
  2. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/beat-heat-how-to-help-chickens-survive.html.
     

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