reduced laying

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sharterr, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. sharterr

    sharterr Out Of The Brooder

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    :)within the past 6 weeks i added a rooster and new hen,would this cause the other 6 hens to almost stop laying,i think a couple of themare molting is this normal??thanks fellow chicke lovers...NEWEGG!!!
     
  2. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any time you add a new 'animal' to a herd or flock, you disturb the established 'pecking order'. As long as the introduced birds were healthy, a reduction in laying might be expected, as there is a change to established protocol. Molting reduces production as well. If they seem happy they probably are and will get things sorted out.
     
  3. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fall! Time of year, days are getting shorter, chickens a few at a time will begin molting. All will effect laying.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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