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My friend has some hens

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None of his hens are laying. I know the days are short but there is supplemental lighting from 2-8 am. The production red is 32 weeks today. He's got 11 just like her and none have layed yet
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This may help.

 

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/450/several-reasons-why-your-hens-may-stop-laying-eggs/

 

Light is #1 but also nutrition, health, stress, etc..

 

A gradual increase in day length is better than abrupt. I started by adding an hour a couple days and then up it by 1/2 hour increments every few days.

I have light in 2 buildings starting at 5AM and then for an hour in the evening till 5:30. One has been running for about a month and they're all laying in there.

The other has been on for a bit over a week and I expect eggs in the next few days.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I had him switch to a higher protein pellet instead of crumbles. My hens haven't stopped laying. His coop and everything looks fantastic so all signs pointed to feed. I checked the pelvis spacing and o can only fit one finger between the bones so idk if they're stunted behind due to feed.
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