Help! Hens not laying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jaredlaine, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. jaredlaine

    jaredlaine New Egg

    Feb 22, 2017
    Hello! I am in need of advice. August 5th of last year I purchased a few 4 month old Ameraucana hens and 1 2 year old laying hen. However, when I brought them home the 2 year old stopped laying, and the others still have not started. Is this normal? The other 7 hens that I already had stopped for a few months over the winter but are now laying again daily. Grateful for any advice!
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Where did you purchase the hens? Sometimes shady characters will sell hens that are older than they look and have stopped laying.
    1 person likes this.
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    The 4 months old ones will probably start laying soon being the days are getting longer. The 2 year old----Who knows---if she is only 2 she should have been laying. If she is a lot older---she might---according to how she was raised the first few years. If she was forced to lay with artificial day lights she might be about layed out.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by