Suddenly Silent Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by backyardfarmfamily, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens that ordinarily make quite a bit of noise but starting about a week ago they stopped making noise all together and have stopped laying eggs. They appear healthy otherwise. Any guesses?
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, i'm not sure. Are they starting to molt?
     
  3. raspeary

    raspeary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but here's a bump for you.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    My guess is they are getting ready to molt. It's that time of year...
     
  5. buffy O's

    buffy O's Out Of The Brooder

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    That is exactly the way one of my sexlink is doing and I haven't saw the roo go to her either and she was one of the favorites. She is about 30 wks, so about 7 months. I didn't think they molted until they were over a yr. old. This is our first time with chickens so I am probably wrong on that, just thought I read it somewheres.
    So, tell us all you old timers:[​IMG], what is going on with our little girls?
    thanks so much,
    Buffy
     
  6. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    They are molting![​IMG]
     
  7. buffy O's

    buffy O's Out Of The Brooder

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    Really, that is reassuring to know. I just wasn't expecting them to so young. She doesn't seem to be loosing feathers. Just how does this process go, I keep seeing naked chickens running around in my mind.I know that's probably not how it will be, at least I hope not! Any info on molting anyone?
    Buffy
     

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