Reduced egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alessadry, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. alessadry

    alessadry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens turned 1 year old in March. They have gone from producing 12-15 eggs a day to 2 to 5 at times and then some days 8, but never as before and they are 15 chickens! My neighbor said they are molting, they did lose some feathers about 2 months ago, but now it looks like they are losing some again. One chicken went broody, so she does not make eggs, but what about the rest? they are eating like pigs, but can't understand what is going on.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Molting and decreased daylength may be primary factors in the reduced egg production. This is a normal happening early fall through winter - also why many provide artificial lighting to increase daylength and spur egg production.
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are doing the same thing. mine are all around the 18 month old age . only getting 5 0r 6 eggs a day from 13.
     
  4. papinator

    papinator Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine too! I think it's that time of year. Several of my chickens have spots that have feathers pulled (no bald spots, though). Wait it out :)
     

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