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  1. Terri12868

    Terri12868 New Egg

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    I have 6 chickens that have not started laying eggs yet. Should I put a light on? I live in MI. I think they are 8 month old.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Since they were hatched in later spring, they will probably be late bloomers, meaning they won't probably start until next spring. You can try light but don't add a lot more unless you want them to get prolapse! [​IMG]

    Sorry, but you might not get any before spring.
     
  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I wouldn't put a light on. You may get a few more eggs this winter, but in the long run it will only shorten their laying life. If you do decide to put in a light, wait until they start laying to do it, and be sure and put the light on a timer where it comes on before the sun rises in the morning, and turns off before the sun sets in the evening, or it will mess up their roosting cycle, which can have a detrimental effect on their health. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings and [​IMG]. We're happy to answer any of your questions so please don't hesitate to ask!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC! What breed of chickens do you have?
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    No, as Mountain Peeps says, give them time to grow up and mature before you start in with added lighting. They will lay when they are ready.

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
     

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