What's Wrong?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dadspossum, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Dadspossum

    Dadspossum In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    Ok, I have 18 hens and have been getting 8-10 eggs a day. I thought this was ok for 18 hens. But, recently, I have only been getting 3-5 eggs! This has been going on for about a month and a half. At first, I thought the were molting, but a month! I didn't think it would last this long. Any advice is helpful! Pease and Thank You very much! [​IMG]

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    How old and what breeds do you have? If they were spring 11 chicks, it's normal for them to not lay this second winter. They molt then take the winter off, starting back up again in the spring. Or, depending on what breeds you have, some just slow way down even that first winter.

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