Added light: still no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rileyelliott, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. rileyelliott

    rileyelliott Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first chickens about 6 weeks ago. Three 1.5 year old copper marans. Two were finishing their molt, but I was told that the other was laying and in the first week of having them I got two eggs, so that seemed right.

    But since then, nothing!

    I have added light to their coop, they're getting Nutrena feed and scratch. They seem happy and normal otherwise, just no eggs.

    I can see the adjustment to a new place and the end of the molt causing them to stop laying for a month or so, but now with light added and a big run and a coop they seem comfortable in, I don't know why they wouldn't be laying.

    Any ideas for this chicken newby?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How many hours of light are they getting? What is the level of protein in their feed?
     
  3. rileyelliott

    rileyelliott Out Of The Brooder

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    Layer feed with 16% protein. And between 14-15 hours a day!
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I forgot to ask how long ago you put the light on them. Are their combs turning any redder yet?
     

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