Help! chickens haven't started laying!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SaltandPenny, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. SaltandPenny

    SaltandPenny Out Of The Brooder

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    Help me, I have two bantam hens that are almost 10 months old and haven't started laying[​IMG]
     
  2. SaltandPenny

    SaltandPenny Out Of The Brooder

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    I am feeding them layena and they have a coop with wood shaving in it
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It is probably due to the low light of winter. Many birds don't lay in the winter. Some people add light to their coop to trigger the laying. Molting in adult birds will also clamp off the eggs. Wait til spring time and they should start laying when there is more day light hours.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! What TwoCrows said, and bantams don't tend to be great layers anyhow, a lot of them are fairly late starting, especially in the winter.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Kelsie and TwoCrows have provided relevant comments.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. SaltandPenny

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    Thanks
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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