How much longer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by donna8424, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. donna8424

    donna8424 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2009
    OMG! I have to buy store eggs [​IMG]
    It has been a month sense the girls stopped laying, everyone is molting.
    Can I turn on a light to try and start them laying or should I wait until they finish molting?
    They are 2 to 3 years old
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I would up their protein and be most concerned about finishing the moult. Once they are feathered up, then the idea of adding some pre-dawn light makes a little sense. It is difficult to both produce feathers and lay. Both require protein and the hen's body can only do what it can do. Hopefully, the cooler weather will also spur feather production.
  3. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    ALL of my ladies have decided to go to moult too..... and It's late spring here! Thankfully I have neighbours with loads of chickens & they are able to keep me stocked up most of the time. Having to buy store bought eggs... is just.. not RIGHT! [​IMG]
  4. donna8424

    donna8424 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2009
    ThatÂ’s what I thought. Let them get dressed first then they can take me to breakfast [​IMG]
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Mine have been going in waves, I have some that are close to laying again, some that are mid molt, and some that just started. Luckily for me, 2 new layers just started up yesterday. [​IMG]

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