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

    Dec 26, 2006
    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

    Aug 29, 2009
    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?


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