should i be worried?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    my hens have recentley been starting to go down hill on laying but not this bad in three days i have only had 2 eggs off 9 hens, should i be worried?
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    How old are they? Could they be starting their molt?
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i have 1 thats not old enough to lay, 4 on there first year of laying two 5 year olds 1 3 yr old and one 4 year old
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i got no eggs today! [​IMG]
     
  5. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    this time off year my birds start molting. if it is very hot where you are or they are molting their egg lying will slack off for a while
     
  6. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    its not hot.at all! and they mebys could be molting because im noticing loads of feathers on the coop floor but they dont look like they have lost any ( the ones im excpecting to lay)
     
  7. Frybaby

    Frybaby Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they getting enough light? I make sure mine get 14 hours of light.
     

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