Hi. We've had chickens for a year now. This spring I thought it would be fun to raise chicks, so we bought 10 buckeyes, and 5 barnvelders. Awesome, right? We have two older hens left from last year (loss due to foxes and illnesses) but everything going really well. Chicks arrived in May. Not one egg layed, yet. And now the original two are in molt so no eggs at all.
My question is how can we "encourage" egg laying? Just add lighting in the coop for the mornings?
Any help is much appreciated.