Why would two of my young hens (7 & 8 months) start laying and quit after only two weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KitaMick1, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. KitaMick1

    KitaMick1 Out Of The Brooder

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    One hen is an Orpington, the other is a Dominque. This is the first time this has happened. Any suggestions? All 12 hens are happy, healthy, and hardy.
     
  2. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i m have some egg trouble my self i m been geting rid of my rooster cause i have to many and i also move the coop around so the nest boxes will be in a darker spot i ll let you know how this is working for me
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes when they start laying their bodies need a break to adjust. Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. KitaMick1

    KitaMick1 Out Of The Brooder

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    This question is similar to one I posted a year ago but with a little twist. My first time molt for 6 of my hens came earlier than expected, which was great. They began to lay eggs in January consistantly and now it's February; three of them have now stopped laying. Is this normal? This is going to sound weird but soon before they started laying, they would go into the submissive squat and I figured any day they'd be laying; which they did. But, I've noticed the two who usually drop down, are not now. Does anyone have any insight on this? Thanks!
     

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