In the Brooder
- Aug 20, 2018
Only one of my four 8 month old brown Orpingtons are laying eggs. They are on a mix of organic starter/broiler and laying feed. Oyster shell is always available as well. They eat their feed and drink very well. They also get acorn squash, meal worms, sunflower seeds, yogurt, oatmeal, cheese, banana, blueberries or cranberries in the morning and evening plus free range in morning and evening. They all appear healthy and lively. We are now facing shorter days and I'm concerned they will not start laying at all. I have added wood eggs in the nesting boxes. Any suggestions of what could be wrong or what I can do to encourage laying? Is it possible they just won't ever lay?