hens are not laying

manda2015

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Nov 8, 2012
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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?
 

jtbrown

Songster
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Mar 30, 2011
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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.
 

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