Stopped laying

macleods14

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jul 30, 2008
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i have a flock of 10 rhode island chickens that are about 1 year old.

Since friday i have only had 2 eggs. I know it is coming up to winter and they go off laying but to go from 7 or 8 a day to 1 is a bit much.

Can anyone help
 

chickflick

Crowing
14 Years
Mar 10, 2007
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Dimondale
I'm waiting for an answer too! Out of 16 hens, I'm getting 3-5 eggs a day! A couple are molting, but hey, they have to start earning their keep again.... soon!!
 
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keljonma

Songster
12 Years
Feb 12, 2007
1,705
16
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8A East Texas
With 15 hens, we would normally get a 12 -14 eggs a day. Next thing you know, you got a couple broody hens and a number molting, then there is a change of weather and cooler nights (some near freezing), and more hawks flying overhead looking for food ..... and you get 3 or 4 eggs a day, if you are lucky.

Make sure they have a high quality feed, calcium and fresh water. Make sure they are not being pestered by any predators. And be patient.


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cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
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Florida
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If they are moulting it may be awhile before they get back with the program. They do slack off and some quit laying. Be patient.
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