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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

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    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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