17 Hens, NO Eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pamarino17, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. pamarino17

    pamarino17 In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2010
    This is my first year with chickens. I got the chicks the first week of March and they started laying in July. When they all started laying consistently, I was getting between 8-14 a day. In the last 4 days, I got a total of 6 eggs. What happened? What can I do to get them laying again and how long will this last?
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    They are either going through a molt, or because of the amount of daylight hours, they are going into their slowdown period. Some people will add a light to the coop during winter hours to keep their hens laying eggs.
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I've got 14 and only one egg every other day, it REALLY stinks!
  4. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Songster

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I have 10 laying hens and yesterday I got3 eggs.....time to get a light out there!
  5. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    i have ten hens and a couple days i got only 4 eggs [​IMG] I havent gotten 4 eggs since my original flock was just starting to lay! I didnt think it was already time for the light but i guess i'll try that. last winter, they laid MORE during the winter with the light.

    ETA: By the way, about 3 weeks ago, i was getting 8 eggs a day.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: