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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My chickens are 12 months old an came into production at 85

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my chickens are 12 months old an came into production at 85
my chickensar e 12 months old and came into production at 85% and have steadily declined and are down to 25%, there is no mortality and they are eating well witha commercial feed from a co-op. what an be wrong
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Earl, please review nutrition and molting vis a vis your chickens' drop in production and then return to our conversation with additional information and further questions and concerns:

http://articles.extension.org/pages/69065/feeding-chickens-for-egg-production#.VHz9X8mLNyU

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue. Please stay in this conversation if you wish.

I believe that you're an experienced poultry owner but it doesn't hurt to review what might be occurring. Please see here: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/decrease-in-egg-production-causes.html The Chicken Chick does a good job even if it isn't written as you might find in a text book.

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