i am trying to figure out why my hens aren't laying at all

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cherie1425, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Cherie1425

    Cherie1425 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 18, 2013
    I have 5 guineas, 28 chickens, and 6 ducks (in seprate pen right now so they are warmer). None of them have laid an egg since october. I have been feeding them a Nutruna Country Feeds All Flock 18% pellets. They also have a heated water bowl. They get Oyster Shell Calcuim 3 times a week sprinkled on the ground in the 30 ft long by 24 ft wide pen. They have a 6wide by 12 long coop attached to this pen. We have a heat light in there and on 24/7 durning the cold weather. Is there anything I can do to get them to restart laying eggs? any suggests would be help full.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    Guineas stop laying in the fall (October) and start laying again in Spring. Ducks generally lay from late winter through to early summer and, though us humans have tried our best to breed it out of them, many chicken breeds also stop laying over the winter months when the days get shorter (they need around 14+ hours to keep them in production).

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