hens are not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by manda2015, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. manda2015

    manda2015 New Egg

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    I just bought 9 hens they are 10 months old the person that I got them from said they were all laying. I have had them for a week now and I have only got 2 eggs from them. Is there anything I can do to have them all laying eggs again?
     
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need more time, from what I understand the change of a move can really disrupt things.

    Keep up good feed and unfortunately, be patient. Given a few weeks, I would bet you will be getting eggs from them. I hope that helps. Also, due to the days getting shorter in daylight, some of them may not return to egg laying for a little while when the daylight is longer. Their little chicken bodies are very reliant on light for egg laying.

    You can supplement by having a light come on in the coop early in the morning and then have it go off once the sun is up so they get a total of 14 hours daily, but that is totally dependent on what you have available electric wise in your barn.

    Good luck.
     
  3. manda2015

    manda2015 New Egg

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    ok thank you
     

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