8 month old chickens not laying

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  1. agilman

    agilman Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] 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.
     
  3. agilman

    agilman Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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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.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. agilman

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    Thank you for the help everyone! I really appreciate it. I will just have to be patient! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you will update and let us know when they start laying again. Welcome to BYC
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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