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I realize this is the opposite of what most owners want to do. The problem is I have a backyard flock of 6 chickens I hand raised. One of my chickens ,a Salmon Faverolle ,is a prolific egg layer, in fact she was the first in the flock to lay (sept or October.)We put them on layered feed at 4months as advised by the farm store we visit. Anyhow Zelda had a blowout and I had to soak her backside in Epsom salts and reinsert her prolapsed vent. She seems fine eating and roaming the yard as usual, she even later another 2 eggs since the incident without reprolapsing, but I’d like to slow her laying to give her a chance to heal and lower the stress on that area. Other than keeping her in the dark can I adjust her feed?
 

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Sorry, no. Her body will continue to produce eggs even without the layer which could then set her up for other issues.

First year girls will lay through winter most of the time. She might decide to molt and at that time her body will take a break.
 
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