I was a slacker

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by anniebethj, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. anniebethj

    anniebethj Out Of The Brooder

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    I just barely got the light working in my coop this year. Egg production has already dropped off quite significantly. How long should it take before they start laying again? It's been about 5 days and still only getting 1 a day.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    BAWAHAHAHAHA! This is maybe the 5th time I have answered this same question today! Must be that time of year!

    They could start back up in a few days, a few weeks, or the light could have no effect. The hens are individuals and will all react differently. ...Still, I'd say within 2 weeks.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd let them lay naturally. They will have slow times but will come around.
     
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if Middle Georgia is any different but I still get 5 eggs a day from 7 hens. And I know each one does not lay every day. My wife say just wait till next week. We'll have less than 10 hours of light.
     

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