hens stopped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ctjim, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. ctjim

    ctjim Songster

    Jun 9, 2007
    my hens have stopped laying esp the buffs i got eggs on sun. but haven't had any since then. they were going strong up until the mid of nov then started to slow, now nothing. my guess is the short days and no extra light source, along w/ the cold weather lately hasn't been above 34. they all keep eating well and drinking well, i've been giving them some cracked corn for extra warmth as well as some pumpkin, i was able to round up from a friends orchard for treats. they're about 9 months old, molting? i have noticed loads of feathers on the floor of the coop lately but don't see any bare spots on them.
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Everything sounds okay. It's normal for laying to slow down or stop until the days get quite a bit longer again. Their bodies need to rest during this time period.

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