First no egg day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DianeB, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first day none of my 3 hens layed since they started last June. It must be winter.

    What is funny yet sad, is that I am happy about this. I want them to take a break until spring. They will have no worries, just eat and become fat and happy.

    DB
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    That's normal. When the daylight starts to decrease, it's just nature's way of saying, "Hey, it's getting dark and cold! It's not a good time to have babies!"

    Plus, the reproductive cycle of a hen takes longer than 24 hours to produce an egg. Some days a hen just won't lay an egg because of that.
     

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