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It's a seasonal slow down due to hormonal decrease at this time of year as they change summer drawers for winter long johns. It will pass but they still will not produce as well as they did all spring and summer, during the winter months. Some breeds will produce in the winter, some less so.
 

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No, that doesn't sound normal. How many chickens do you have total and what did your chicken die of?
 

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3/4 roosters and 22 hens including the new ones, the hen that passed was a new hen and looked as if she broke her neck, no peck marks or anything.
 

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Could be something stealing your eggs. Rats can pack off a good many eggs and so can snakes. Squirrels have been known to do so also.

Out of that many chickens, you should still get more than one or two eggs even during molt. Something or someone is stealing your eggs, I'm betting.

Are you finding any egg residue in the nests or on the intact eggs?
 
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