My girls have stopped laying :(

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by hali74, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. hali74

    hali74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I started getting worried that my girls kept sleeping outside so I shut them in their coop for the night (last night) well I'd say around 4pm when it was sunset.. And I went down around 8.30 am the next day to let them out however I was quite upset to find my girls hadn't layed any :(

    Is it cos I shut them in and they're getting used to it? Or cos they didn't get much light yesterday? Or perhaps il get eggs later on today? ...

    I shut them in cos it's cold outside.. And their coop is thoroughly cleaned once a week (I have only 2 hens and a small/medium sized plastic coop so hardly any chance of red mite/lice etc) I've also checked their feathers skin - and thankfully they're clean etc


    Hope it all makes sense I'm new to the whole hen as pets business so I get worried easily..


    Oh one last thing what month shall I expect no eggs - as in the winter month..

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    It could be the shortening days, or sometimes chickens choose not to lay that day. It shouldn't be anything to worry about. :) Chickens don't have a particular non-laying winter month. Sometimes its longer then a month. They stop laying because they are molting, and if you don't add artificial light, because they don't get enough light to lay.
     

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