Coming out of egg hibernation

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krickets, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. krickets

    krickets Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens haven't laid any eggs since the end of November, due to not adding any artificial light to my coop. I am expecting them to begin again soon. Just wondering, when they begin to lay again, will I see similar signs as when they laid for the first time? (Squatting, reddening comb & wattles, practice nesting, etc.)
     
  2. PsychoChicken

    PsychoChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder this too. You could try giving them a little extra protein everyday to give their egg laying a boost. This worked for me. Took about a week of giving them extra protein to get results. Mealworms are best but soybeans work, too.
     
  3. krickets

    krickets Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, good suggestion. Anyone else?
     

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