"I have a 5 nozzle mister (misting system) pointed in their run and they "chill out" when they need to. I move it around to avoid a muddy (stinky) puddle.
They do not need a large misting system, just a nozzle or two really.
"No, some birds seem to stay in molt for a long time. It's an individual thing, kind of like adolescence or menopause. :) If you get a broody hen, it's the same thing. Some pass through it quickly while others seem to go on and on and on..."
"Heat and moulting are the two most common reasons for reduced production this time of year. If they're free-range, a low food supply can do that, too, so they may need and increase in supplemental food. In the winter the problem shifts to a lack of…"
"I have 5 hens that will be 2 years old in January. Normal egg production is 4-5 daily with slight drop off by the end of this summer to 3-4 eggs daily. I noticed a few hens were starting to molt and I did have a lot of veggie & fruit scraps given,…"
"Ditto on Jenny's thoughts. We have the same situation, only I also think our 4 youngest gals are starting to molt. Sometimes you can't tell so much by feather loss, but the feathers on look darn scraggly. Our 2 older hens are still laying so that is…"
Hi peeps!We have had a drastic drop off in production of eggs. We have 10 hens, and used (3-4 weeks ago) to get 6-8 eggs daily, and were very happy with our hens. While we are still happy with them, we are only getting 0-3 a day. Anyone else…