How long after installing a lamp will my hens start laying again?

sevenbabychicks

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Sep 9, 2010
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Hey all,

I live up north and my hens have all stopped laying - even my fresh BO/EE pullet who just started laying three weeks ago. I'm assuming this is due to lack of daylight, and will be popping a lamp in their coop today. However, my sister and her boyfriend will be visiting for Thanksgiving weekend, and I really want to be able to make them eggs for breakfast! Will my girls be laying by then? Thanks for your input!
 

Den in Penn

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Dec 15, 2011
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They might, but the time it usually takes is more like two or more weeks. The pullet may well start up again even without the added light. Young hens can be erratic when they start.
 

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