In the Brooder
- Apr 24, 2013
After reading so much contradicting opinions and facts on wether or not to use a light in the coop, I decided that since my hens had already been completely through the molting process and Since i hated to think of how cold they were, I put a light in the coop and left in on from about December to march. We had a horribly cold winter for arkansas! Anyways, now it's spring and the weather is great but my two americauna hens stopped laying (around the time I took out the light) and they still haven't started laying again. The coop is always full of their white feathers too. I have a rir hen and I also have a roo. They rir hasn't been effected she laid all winter and is still laying almost daily. I let them out some days (when I'm going to be around bc we have major chicken killing dogs that live around here) and the two americaunas won't even get out of the coop anymore. They seem depressed!! Other then that, they seem healthy though. Any ideas??