Young hens doing me wrong. LOL

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zoester, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Zoester

    Zoester In the Brooder

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    My girls are only two and have always laid so many eggs I had to give them to half the neighborhood and now I am lucky to get one a day and it has been this way for a while. At first I thought after the summer molt, they will start again, but here it is Almost Dec. and one egg a day. I have a variety of hens from barred rock to Rhode Island Reds and others in between that I don't know breed.
    I have not changed their coop at all, they have good feed, water and scratch and a goodly amount of sun and light all day, so I am mystified. At this rate it is costing us about ten bucks an egg!!! Some seem to be going through yet again another molt but not as severe as the summer one. Any ideas, suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Google "FORCED MOLT IN HENS" Lose the scratch feed and instead only feed a complete laying ration.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    What do you feed...?
    What is your location?....Many reasons can apply as to the lack of egg production
     
  4. Zoester

    Zoester In the Brooder

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  5. Zoester

    Zoester In the Brooder

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    We feed a good quality crumble as well as scratch, and we live south of the border near San Diego. I am only going by what we always got in the past, which was more eggs than we could use, yet this year, almost nothing. We have changed nothing, so it makes no sense to us. ??
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Pullets lay great the first year...Non of your Birds are production layers..They are Duel purpose..Molt and shorter day light hours and they won't lay again till the days are longer..
     

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