getting hens to start laying again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alden Chickens, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Alden Chickens

    Alden Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2012
    About a month ago we put the new pullets in with the 4 laying hens that were faithfully giving us 4 eggs a day. Even though the hens and pullets were introduced through a wire fence for a month before we put them all together as soon as they were in the same coop with no wire between them the 4 one year olds all stopped laying. After a month I am only getting an egg every other day or so. Is there any thing I can do to encourage them to get back to their job of supplying us with eggs until the new ones start?
  2. A Chicken Owner

    A Chicken Owner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feed then higher protein feed and if possible put a light in the coop and leave it on from bedtime to midnight. Hope this helps!

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