Any tips on how to RESTART EGG LAYING?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dani2, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. dani2

    dani2 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008

    I have about 45 hens different breeds that had been producing pretty good some are still a little young and had not started yet but we were getting there. We had incredible cold weather in the negatives followed by MANY feet of snow and they have been stuck in there house for weeks. Well the thaw started and they finally got to come out but now there are no eggs?? They are out scratching and doing what chickens do with the exception of laying eggs. Any ideas of how to restart them or how long it might take Thanks in advance Nicki dani2
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    If you add a light to extend the day, they will restart fairly quickly.
  3. dani2

    dani2 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Hi we had a light on for a while do you know if it is ok to leave a light on 24 hours a day or does this mess them up? Thanks Nicki dani2
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    They need about 14 hours of light. The lights on 24/7 is not good for them.
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    And sing them a lullaby when it's lights out. My absolute favorite is:

    "Oh I had a little chicky and she wouldn't lay an egg
    so I poured hot water up and down her leg
    and the little chicky cried
    and the little chicky begged
    and the little chicky laid me a hard boiled egg."
  6. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mine lay more when I give them oatmeal with raisins [​IMG]
  7. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    Quote:Poor chicky:(
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009

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