They Stoped Laying, Y??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickens2009, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Songster

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    OK MY DOMONIQUE N EE HEN HAVEN'T LAYED AN EGG 4 OVER 2 WEKS NOW. I HAVEN'T CHANGED ANYTHING, THEY JUST STOPED! IS THIS NORMAL OR SHOULD I B CONCERNED? [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's more than likely the time of year. A lot of hens molt this time of year, plus the shorter days make them less likely to lay.
     
  3. blueseal

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    mine are doing the same thing i was getting a dozen eggs a day and the past 2 weeks im only getting half a dozen a day i think the shorter days has them thrown off . i put a light with a timer comes on 4am and off at sunrise its been a week and still not back to laying capacity.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. newchickens2009

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    Thank You Both For The Respond. I Didn't Realize That They Would Be Thrown Off So Much By The Time Since It Changes Just A Little Everyday. But The Light On A Timer Sounds Like A Great Idea. Let Me Know If U Think It Gets Them Back On Track Please?
     
  5. Mine have finished a month-long slow moult and are beautifully feathered for winter. I adjusted my timer yesterday to come on from 5 am - 8 am, and the birds were singing and laying when I came down today. Just be sure they've had time to get some feathercoat, and give them things like suet or flock block to keep them warm and to add a gloss to their new plumage!

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  6. 2chickenrich

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    Well ours were laying 16 to 17 a day and last week went to 11 or 12 a day all week last sunday found a five foot rat snake now with that gone we are back to normal
     
  7. newchickens2009

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    Only My Ee Is Loosing Her Feathers. The Domonique Hen And Roo Haven't Lost Any. How Long Does The Moult Usually Last?
     
  8. farmin'chick

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    I just noticed you're from Bahamas/WPB FL....The weather can affect their laying sometimes, too. Make sure they're warm/cool enough.
     

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