Hens wont lay!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tasha McCarthy, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Tasha McCarthy

    Tasha McCarthy Hatching

    Nov 14, 2013
    What can help to make my mothers hens/chickens lay more?

  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    In the winter months, hens often take a break laying eggs. If you want them to lay through the winter, you can put a light in the coop and make sure they get at least 14 hours of light per day.
  3. duknuk

    duknuk Chirping

    This is the time of year when egg laying slows down due to cold, shorter days and the birds recovering from the molt. Even though their feathers may be all grown in, it still takes a few weeks.

    Putting a light on a timer to give 14-15 hours will help. I give an hour before sunrise and a few hours after, so they can see to eat first and last thing.

    By January, your mom will see a sharp increase in eggs. The days are getting longer, and the molt recovery is over by then.

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