Year old hens, no eggs since August

Maggieb0592

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Apr 8, 2016
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Help! I have 13 hens: 2 are almost 3, 6 just turned a year in September, 5 are almost a year. I haven’t gotten any eggs since August. And I’m pretty sure the year old ones never laid before then.

All chickens seem happy, and I’ve cleaned/treated everything thinking we may have had mites but never found evidence.

I’ve had chickens for 10 years now and mine have always been finicky but not this bad. I can’t justify chickens that won’t lay enough to keep me from having to buy eggs year round. Anyone have suggestions??
 

Crookadoodle

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Folliwing out of curiousity as my spri g hatch hens havent laid anything yet, my year old ISA browns decided to all hard molt this fall and have gone off lay and i have some 8 month old hens that have dropped significantly in production. Averaging 2 eggs a day with 23 hens....
 

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Maggieb0592

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Sounds like these are duds?
Surely with 10 years experience you'd know a pullet egg when you see one.
Do you free range?
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/
The older ones are taking their yearly break due to short days and to molt(if you are in the northern hemisphere).
Surely all 6 wouldn’t be duds since they are 4 different breeds and I haven’t seen pullet eggs from them unless they are eating them but there is no leftover evidence. They free range about an hour a day.
 

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