bantams not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speedybug19, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. speedybug19

    speedybug19 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    Laramie, WY
    I have 9 standard chickens (mainly barred rocks) and two bantams. In the fall the bantams were our main layers, but now our bantams aren't laying at all. Its been a good three weeks. Is this normal, or something to be concerned about. They seem healthy, and our standards are laying well for winter.

    thanks in advance!
  2. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, welcome to the forum.

    Well, they could be molting themselves. when my chicks were molting they weren't laying any eggs.
    OR they could be sick or sometimes even stressed out by someting. [​IMG]
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    At this time of the year the days are getting short, so many hens stop laying. Most hens need around 14 hours of light per day to keep them in production. Some people put a light in the coop to keep the hens laying, but this can shorten their laying lives and possibly cause problems later on.

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