Stopped Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by knc512, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. knc512

    knc512 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 chickens (See Sig) and they have laid for me all summer long. as of late, they have not laid in the past 6 days. No changes to the coop or anything, i was thinking the weather change, we are here in California. Any insight would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    KNC
     
  2. knc512

    knc512 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nevermind [​IMG]. I think i just found out about it on another post. I am going to pin it on their first molt. So my next question is ho long before I see more eggs. The Neighbors are getting antsy [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, they were all laying, then nothing for six days? Number of daylight hours and cooler days do have an impact. I was averaging around 10 eggs from 12 chickens until Saturday when we had only 4 eggs. Friday night was our first frost. I didn't expect such a quick decrease. I was supplementing 2 hours of daylight and have now bumped it up to 4 hours hoping that makes a difference.
     

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