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when should hens start laying again after molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jammyjammy2112, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. jammyjammy2112

    jammyjammy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello my hens stopped laying in october they started molting thee are still a few hens moldting now but this year was a very bad egg laying year for my hens oldest hens i have are about 4 but i have only 5 4 year old hens the rest are young the youngest being 4 months they i have 22 hens 1 rooster and 1 young rooster and 1 pullet 4 months when yu i start recieving eggs again :) thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine also stopped in October and I still have two that are obviously in their molt. I got my first egg yesterday. I really didn't expect to see one til next month. Of course, every flock is different. Mine are also a little older, two to four years old, more or less.
     
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am experiencing almost the same thing, with the same aged flock (2.5 years). The molt began in October, and one hen began laying in late November. The rest have yet to resume.
     
  4. jammyjammy2112

    jammyjammy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would a big scare couse the hens to not lay for even longer becouse mine were just attacked saturday night by a mink killed 11 hens including the one in my profil picture :'( he/she/they took 5 away with them (the one in my profil pick) only ate the heads of 2 they just killed 4 for fun our they were going to collect them later so i have 12 hens left 1 rooster silkie left so i had 24 and iv 11 left would that disrupt the flock for even later starting to lay [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here!!
     
  6. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! Very annoying! Will it change or not until spring?
     
  7. jammyjammy2112

    jammyjammy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope it will chang but i have no more molting hens they were all killed [​IMG] but i still have 13 hens left

    is there any ideas how to get them to start laying sooner
     
  8. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woke up to these beauties!
     
  9. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!!! There is hope!!! :)
     
  10. jammyjammy2112

    jammyjammy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    theres hope for mine woohoo
     

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