7 month olds not laying

katherinehall

Hatching
Mar 20, 2020
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I have 2 black sex links that were both laying one egg a day for the last 8 weeks or so and now no eggs for the last few days. Also! My speckled sussex (6 months old) was laying every few days. And the braham nor legbar (to my knowledge, and both are 6 months old) have never laid.
They free range but I’ve combed the yard and there are no hidden nests.
The weather has changed in the last week and the days are shorter. Plus when the Pacific Northwest was on fire last month, they all seem affected.
They eat a good diet and seem well, are active, happy, interactive and talkative otherwise.
Any advice?
 

SBFChickenGirl

Crowing
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I have 2 black sex links that were both laying one egg a day for the last 8 weeks or so and now no eggs for the last few days. Also! My speckled sussex (6 months old) was laying every few days. And the braham nor legbar (to my knowledge, and both are 6 months old) have never laid.
They free range but I’ve combed the yard and there are no hidden nests.
The weather has changed in the last week and the days are shorter. Plus when the Pacific Northwest was on fire last month, they all seem affected.
They eat a good diet and seem well, are active, happy, interactive and talkative otherwise.
Any advice?
Chickens need around 10 hours (the internet says 14, but I don't think we ever get more than 10 unless it's the peak of summer) or more of daylight to lay on a regular basis. Is your coop lighted?
 
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I have 2 black sex links that were both laying one egg a day for the last 8 weeks or so and now no eggs for the last few days. Also! My speckled sussex (6 months old) was laying every few days. And the braham nor legbar (to my knowledge, and both are 6 months old) have never laid.
They free range but I’ve combed the yard and there are no hidden nests.
The weather has changed in the last week and the days are shorter. Plus when the Pacific Northwest was on fire last month, they all seem affected.
They eat a good diet and seem well, are active, happy, interactive and talkative otherwise.
Any advice?
You could add a light inside of the coop to encourage them to lay eggs.
 

katherinehall

Hatching
Mar 20, 2020
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Chickens need around 10 hours (the internet says 14, but I don't think we ever get more than 10 unless it's the peak of summer) or more of daylight to lay on a regular basis. Is your coop lighted?
No, it isn’t.
It would be fairly easy for me to add light.
what size (watt) bulb do you recommend?
 

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