Hens not laying

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Travis2013, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Travis2013

    Travis2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens haven't laid eggs in about 2 1/2 months what do I need to do or what can I do?
     
  2. catjac

    catjac New Egg

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    The pros give the chickens 17 hours of light. Give them a light bulb on a timer and they will start laying in about 2 weeks.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What are you feeding them, how much water are they drinking, how much treats are you feeding?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, more information. What age? What breed/s?
    Probably normal for the dead of winter.

    IMO 17 hours of light is too much. 14 is plenty and even 12 is sufficient. I slowly increased to 11 at the winter solstice and they all started laying again.
     
  5. hannah8

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    Yes 12-14 is how much light they should have. Also is their water constantly frozen that could be a factor also are they free from deceases
     

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