29 weeks old and not laying

oliver27

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 14, 2012
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Hello, i have 1 Rhode Island Red and 1 Black Langshan, both are females and they are not laying yet. I have 2 EE that are laying eggs. They are on layer,grit,free range,and get scratch grains here & there. They are happy. Is it lack of lighting? Day light is about 9 1/2 hours a day. Thanks for any input.
 

Smoochie

Songster
7 Years
Sep 18, 2012
865
34
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CANADA
Hens need approximately 15 hours of daylight to think the season is right for reproduction. You need one 60 watt incandescent bulb, 7 feet from the floor for around 200 square meters of coop. Place the bulb over feeders away from nesting boxes. A timer works best as it will shut it off in the morning light and turn on at dusk and off for the needed 6-8 hours of dark rest. However if you forget for a few days the hens may go into molt.
 

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