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We have two chickens.  Both were laying very very well for a couple of months when suddenly both stopped laying for about a week.

We can't explain it.  The only thing we changed was to feed them less feed and more scraps as they were ignoring the scraps.

Could that have been it?

By Jason
9/18/2011 9:48:22 PM

It could have something to do with the following;

  1. Change in light.  As we move from, or into, daylight savings, chickens can stop laying, or delay laying at least.  You may find that they begin laying after a week.
  2. Molting can also stop a chicken from laying.  Apparently molting and laying are not things a chook can do at the same time.
  3. They may just need a break.  :)
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