How soon after adding lights should I noice an increase in egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyogirl, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like many others on this forum my hens stopped laying eggs, I have 42 egg layers and maybe 4 eggs per day max. Sooooooooooo I put in a light from 3AM to 8AM on Monday. I was just wondering how long it would take for increase in egg production. My customers are screaming for farm fresh eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ayda
     
  2. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

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    hay they could be egg eating or sometimes chickens stop laying and then will come back are they molting if so they wont lay for a while.
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  3. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

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    i had been toled to put a rotern egg in some places in the chicken pen and when they crak it open [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They stopped molting about a month ago, and I think I might have egg eaters, so just ordered the egg nest roll out and will put in nest tomorrow.
    I was hoping the light would work and quick [​IMG]
    Ayda
     
  5. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

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    after they stop molting it will take a week or 2 for them to start laying again. bye the sounds of it they are egg eaters.
     
  6. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't I see signs of egg eaters??? Wet nest, shells ,yolk ??
    Ayda
     

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