Egg laying then just stopped!??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dels 6, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. dels 6

    dels 6 New Egg

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    A friend of mine has a few Araucana/Americana. They were laying eggs for a few months. And now that it has gotten colder and not as much daylight they stopped. He was just wondering if there was anything to do to help them get back into egglaying. Thanks.
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search thru this forum on "lights."

    Tell him to keep his fingers crossed and wish him luck.

    Steve
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, you need 14 hours of daylight for optimun laying. Placing a light in the coop with the added time needed set with a simple timer does the job.Simply add the extra time in the AM hours, so the flock can go to normal roost works best. I think a timer set to go on at 2am and off at 8am will do the job. I'm in Wi, so days may be longer or shorter where you are?

    bigzio
     
  4. dels 6

    dels 6 New Egg

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    Thank you, I will let him know what you have suggested.
     

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