molting is done but no egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rayado, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. rayado

    rayado Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2012
    moultrie ga
    I have a red star hen who is 11 months old she's been molting for 4 months I'm pretty sure she isdone but she still isn't laying
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Molting is quite hard on a hen's body, so they can take awhile to recover, but I think another factor here is the short days we're having over Winter. Most hens need around 14 hours of light per day to keep them in production. But give your hen some extra protein (scrambled eggs, mealworms, meaty scraps, a little dry cat food) to help her recover and give her a bit more time. She will probably resume laying soon.

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