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All hens suddenly quit laying

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I have 6 hens, 2 I got from my boyfriends house like 2 months ago. One of them, and one of my two golden comets were both laying. But our other two older ones don't hardly. Well a few weeks ago I started getting four eggs a day for almost a week which was new, and exciting. Now all egg production has ceased for almost two weeks. What could be wrong?
Edited by angelholifield - 11/10/15 at 10:33am
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Are you in the Northern Hemisphere? How old are they? 

A very common reason for girls over 10 months old to stop laying is that it's fall/winter time. The days are shorter. Less daylight, means fewer eggs. They may also be molting. While their bodies are working on growing new feathers, most hens stop laying. 

Production usually picks back up once spring is on the way.

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Does anyone know how old an Ameruicana has to be for it to begin laying?

Oklahomachick
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Does anyone know how old an Ameruicana has to be for it to begin laying?

Oklahomachick

True Ameraucana usually start laying at about 6 months old. Easter Eggers can start as early as 16 weeks, or as late as 8 months.

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I live in NC! And okay good I thought that, thank you for reinforcing that! Lol, I usually get worried over nothing! The golden comets are all around close to two, the light brahmas are a little over three.
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