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Your Chickens - - Feature | Health - Hat­tie

Poppy and Ge­orge find an un­usual egg in the nest-box this month. Have your chick­ens laid any strange eggs lately? Send us a photo if they have! It takes about 25 hours for an egg to be made, and some­times things go wrong along the way. Hens are more likely to lay odd eggs when they are get­ting ready for their yearly change of feath­ers. Then they stop lay­ing al­to­gether to fo­cus on their win­ter wardrobe. This is a stress­ful time for them, so they need to take it easy for a while. Some hens will start lay­ing again as soon as their feath­ers have grown back, but oth­ers will wait un­til the spring.

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