Slowed Egg Production, Molting??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Super Admin, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Super Admin

    Super Admin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our first year of chickens. We have 6 girls that are usually very good layers, but lately egg production has slowed down from 5-6 a day to 3-4 a day. There has also been LOTS of feather in the run and coop. Is it molting time? Aren't they a little early? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    me too. my girls just got over avian poxs and i was getting 2 eggs day and now im seeing lots of feathers and getting atleast 4 eggs out of 12 layers 2 havent started yet. they are 8 months old i thought they molt at a year.
     
  3. 5littlechickens

    5littlechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just coming on to ask about this. I was getting 2 to 3 eggs a day from my 3 girls, but the last few days it's been 1 to none. I don't see lots of feathers yet and everyone still looks fully featherd but where are my eggs? I thought it was a little early for molting and the days aren't that short yet. What's going on?

    Jody
     

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