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Hello. I purchashed 4 hens and the are just about 8 months old. Almost 3 months ago, they started laying. For a couple weeks I was getting 2 to 3 eggs each day. So I assumed 3 of them had began laying and the 4th would start soon. However, I am now only getting 2 eggs a day. I have a barred rock laying and a Rhode Island red ( we have 2 of each of these hens) is there something I need to be doing to help encourage them all to lay? This is my first year on the farm and first time ever having chickens. Any suggestions will be appreciated
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:welcome  It is not unusual for hens to take a break during the short days of winter.  Now that day length is increasing, all of your hens will start laying. 

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post #3 of 9
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Ok so most likely since they started first laying when the short days were happening they all just haven'tstarted yet. Thank you so much!
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Hi and welcome to BYC. Sour land has hit the nail on the head I'd say - they'll be up an laying in no time.

 

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:welcome

 

Now that the days are getting longer, I hope you see eggs soon.

 

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Thank you for the help everyone! I really appreciate it. I will just have to be patient! smile.png
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Hope you will update and let us know when they start laying again.   Welcome to BYC

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