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winter and egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tmulleady, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. tmulleady

    tmulleady Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2014
    Southwest Missouri
    Hope some one can tell me if this is normal! I have three chickens, 2 Buff Orpingtons and 1 New Hampshire Red. I know that it is normal for egg production to slow down in the winter but until last week my girls have been averaging 2 to 3 eggs a day. Then all of a sudden ALL three stopped laying at the same time. We have gotten no eggs at all for about a week now. The first couple of days I didn't think anything of it because of the cold and gloomy weather, but that lasted only a couple of days and since it has been 50 to 60 degrees and sunny. I thought they would pick back up by now. Is this normal? If so what can I do to get them started again? By the way my ladies are about 9 months old now.
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    I wouldn't worry, it's only been a week :)
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Are any of them showing signs of broodiness?
    Have there been any stressors - ie a predator attempt, a change in routine, a change in diet, etc?
    Are you seeing any unusual amounts of feathers in the coop/run? While not at the age the first big molt would be expected, it could be a mini-molt.
  4. chixmaidservice

    chixmaidservice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2013
    Did one of your girls find a new hiding spot for eggs that the other 2 wholeheartedly approve of?

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