Where have all the eggs gone?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sdfell, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. sdfell

    sdfell New Egg

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    We have 8 hens. They are just about 14 months old. Until just 2 months ago just about all of them were laying daily. Over the past 2 months however we are down to just 2 eggs / day and not from the same hens but it varies. We have 4 silkies, 2 americaunas and silver laced wyandotte. We live in Florida. Nothing has changed about their location, feed, or otherwise.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on reason for this or suggestion on something we can do?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    1. Coming into a moult.
    2. Daylight hours are decreasing
    3. Worm load has over taken them.
    4. Found a hidden place, offsite, to lay

    A few of the possibilities.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto what Fred said. Most likely possibility is they are starting to molt. They do not lay eggs while they are molting.
     

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