Chickens are not laying eggs

Susan0111

Hatching
7 Years
Oct 24, 2012
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My 7 month old Barred Holland chickens haven't layed any eggs yet. We're feeding them an egg laying feed mix. Is there something else we should be feeding them? Could there be another problem? Thank you for any help you can give us.
 

math ace

Crowing
10 Years
Dec 17, 2009
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Jacksonville, FL
The shorten days that we are having now can cause problems. The birds need so many hours of daylight each day to lay eggs. That is why the chicken house use lights. In nature, this is when birds take a little holiday from laying and molt. Your youngsters are just maturing at the wrong time of year...
 

Red Barn Farms

~Friendly Fowl~
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
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Kentucky Heartland
Susan, since days are getting shorter you might want to add a light inside the coop. A timer can be attached to the light to make up the difference. Chickens require about 16 hours of day light for maximum egg production. You can set the timer to come on about 3 a.m. or there about depending on what area of the US you live in to make up the difference.
 

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