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Bamtoms laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jaybeeson18, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. jaybeeson18

    jaybeeson18 In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2014
    i have recently Bought a black bantom. How do I get her to lay? She's at the age but I'm unsure what she needs? Example, light or warmth? I know quails need 14 hour light but do chickens?? Do they need both or just one of them. Plus I've got her on layers pellets
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Providing extra light so that the daylight hours reach 14-16 hours is a good idea to help a chicken begin laying. Heat is almost always unneccesary, so I wouldn't add that.

    If she still doesn't lay, she may just not be mature enough. There is no "usual" range of age for chickens to begin laying. Other factors, such as molting, can temporarily prevent a bird from laying.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014

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