All of my hens have stopped laying simultaneously

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I have 10 hens, and they’re about 7 months old. I was getting eggs from just about all of them daily, and for the last few days they’ve all just stopped laying. I’ve gotten about four eggs total in the last four days. It’s definitely getting colder here, could that be the reason, or is it something I might need to be more concerned about?
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aart

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I have 10 hens, and they’re about 7 months old. I was getting eggs from just about all of them daily, and for the last few days they’ve all just stopped laying. I’ve gotten about four eggs total in the last four days. It’s definitely getting colder here, could that be the reason, or is it something I might need to be more concerned about?
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Barredrocker99

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It is more likely the shortened daylight than the cold. My pullets are slowly laying, my hens have stopped laying for the season, and they will start laying in the spring again.
Thank you! I’m still getting eggs from two of my RIR, so I imagine the other breeds just aren’t quite as adapted to the cold!
 

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