1. courtney shaffe

    courtney shaffe New Egg

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    We use layena and since the molt in late summer, our hens have not laid a single egg. What could be our problem?
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Can you give more information...

    What ages are your hens? What breeds are they? Do they seem healthy and active otherwise? Are they pen kept, or do they free range (in other words, is there ANY chance they could be laying elsewhere?)? Any extra info that you think might be helpful...
     
  3. courtney shaffe

    courtney shaffe New Egg

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    I have 24 hens and one rooster. I have checked all over the property to see if they were laying elsewhere. Their ages range from 8 months to 2 years. I have a good mixture of brown egg layers.
     
  4. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you providing at least 16 hourse of light per day? Without it, they will not lay.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Do you have a run? If so, I might contain them for a week or so just to be sure eggs aren't being hidden. As drmikelle mentioned, egg production is generally really low at this time of year due to such short days. But at least some of your girls are young enough to lay at least an egg or two a week, even without supplementing light (assuming they have good nutrition available).

    I'm wondering if it's possible that you have an egg eater?? Or an egg eating predator??
     

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