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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gltrap54, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. gltrap54

    gltrap54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, there's "Why aren't my hens laying?" threads daily...... but I still gotta ask....


    My 6, 2.5 year old, Golden Comet hens haven't laid in 4 months. They went through a light molt, but I'm sure they're done. Do these hens burn out this early?
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't know specifics on that breed but it may also have to do with it now being winter. Don't know where you are located but I have always been told they will slow or quit altogether in the winter months. You might try a light in the coop if you don't have one. I can't give much more advice than that. Hopefully someone with more experience/knowledge with that breed can help.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    They slow down a lot i the winter and their reovering from a molt so I think their just taking a break.
     
  4. gltrap54

    gltrap54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been buying eggs at the store & it just aint the same! Doesn't help that I'm the impatient type.......... They have a light & our temps here in NE Kansas have been very mild.......
     

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