My hens are not laying!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LauLau_Mama, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. LauLau_Mama

    LauLau_Mama Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    Collin County, TX
    My feather babies are at 27 weeks, and are not laying eggs what so ever. Is it because of the weather? I got them in June when they were babies, and now they are happy hens [​IMG] However, no eggs! I live in North TX and the weather here is kind of strange. I've put heat lamps in their coop at night to keep them cozy warm. I'm feeding them lay pellets (by Purina) and some corn scratch. Any advice or help is surely appreciated [​IMG] Happy Holidays!
  2. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    I can only tell you what I did that worked. I fed mine "calf manna" for a couple weeks and they started laying within 10 days. Some feed stores call it Nutri boost. Sometimes they need the extra protein push. I also started scrambling eggs in the microwave for them a couple times a week. They need 14 hours of daylight but they also need to be able to sleep in the DARK. So a cheap christmas tree timer is perfect to set up with the RED heat light. Hope this helps... just be patient.... once you see the first egg the rest will follow........

    Fake wooden or ceramic eggs also help show the girls where to lay and also train the girls NOT to peck and eat eggs. It hurts when you try to peck open a wooden egg.
  3. pauls clarets09

    pauls clarets09 New Egg

    Dec 15, 2009
    clanton alabama
    hi my name is paul blankenship

    well i agree with bedste but i do thing a lil diff if they wont lay after his method try feeding them groung red pepper it sounds strange but it works if that false get some cabbage and hang it in her pen at head high and as she need it she will eat it and be shure to feed crushed oyster shells in with her 22% layer mesh and put a light in her pen i use a 60 wat white bulb and my egg productions have went through the roof i hope this helps you

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