Hens are not laying eggs... Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GiGiGable, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. GiGiGable

    GiGiGable New Egg

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    I have 28 hens, eight are 16 months old, they are Olive Eggers, Rhode Island Reds, French Copper Marans, Buff Orphingtons, and Barred Rock. I also have 7 hens that were born in May, so new layers. The other hens are Splash Cochins, born in July, Lavender Orphingtons, born August 1, 2016. I am getting 3-4 eggs per day! I have them in two coops, feed them crumbles from Tractor Supply, they are warm, have water, plenty of food, aren't threatened by predators. I was getting 9-10 eggs until a month ago. The only thing I've changed is I've stopped letting them free range almost everyday due to them getting in a neighbors yard and digging in his grass. Any ideas?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It very well could be that they got stressed out being limited from their free ranging but it could just be the winter months and cold weather! :)
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, it's perfectly normal and natural for them to stop laying this time of year.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Also, your Cochins and the August Orpingtons are too young to be laying yet.
     

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