Hens are 8 months and still not laying

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by austinww, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. austinww

    austinww New Egg

    Oct 12, 2013
    Hello all,

    I have not been on in a while, but I am concerned about my hens. I have had them for 8 months and they have not laid any eggs. I bought 7 chicks in April of this year, two of them ended up being roosters. I have recently added a daylight bulb to their coop to try and encourage them to lay during the the months when it gets darker earlier and I am feeding them premium organic food. I am lost, is there something I am doing wrong. How come my chickens are not laying eggs. Also I have increased the amount of food they have per day. I just started using a 12lb feeder instead of 2 long galvanized tray feeders. Any insight on this problem would be great!
  2. kalbert12

    kalbert12 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2013
    Were it is cold they might not lay mine were laying everyday and with day light savings and the cold they do not lay all the time
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Temperature doesn't effect egg production, length of daylight does. And the bird's really don't know the time changed! they're laying less because the days are shorter, not colder.

    austinww-- do you have pics of your birds? What breeds are we talking here? Do they free range?
  4. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sardis, AR
    If they're a heritage breed they tend not to lay for about 8-9 months. And with it coming up winter and days getting shorter you may or may not get eggs til next year. It really stems on breed I guess.
  5. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Of my May hatch, only one hen is laying.
    But on the positive side a Hen only has so many eggs in the first place so a delay now just means they will continue to lay a bit later in life

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