My friend has some hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by corewassen87, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of his hens are laying. I know the days are short but there is supplemental lighting from 2-8 am. The production red is 32 weeks today. He's got 11 just like her and none have layed yet
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    This may help.

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/450/several-reasons-why-your-hens-may-stop-laying-eggs/

    Light is #1 but also nutrition, health, stress, etc..

    A gradual increase in day length is better than abrupt. I started by adding an hour a couple days and then up it by 1/2 hour increments every few days.
    I have light in 2 buildings starting at 5AM and then for an hour in the evening till 5:30. One has been running for about a month and they're all laying in there.
    The other has been on for a bit over a week and I expect eggs in the next few days.
     
  3. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had him switch to a higher protein pellet instead of crumbles. My hens haven't stopped laying. His coop and everything looks fantastic so all signs pointed to feed. I checked the pelvis spacing and o can only fit one finger between the bones so idk if they're stunted behind due to feed.
     
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    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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