My girls have stopped laying :(

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

  1. hali74

    hali74 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2013
    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

    Dec 16, 2011
    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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