My hens have stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bocky Chicken, May 26, 2018.

  1. Bocky Chicken

    Bocky Chicken In the Brooder

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    My hens layed normally last fall. They didn't produce as many eggs during winter, but now that it is late Spring, they still haven't layed more eggs. One of my chickens is broody, but the others mostly ignore her. How do I get my chickens to get off their 'winter laying' schedule? They are only two years old.
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    More information needed. What breeds are they? What is the entire makeup of their diet?
    If you don't like their winter laying at a year and a half, you'll be really disappointed in subsequent winters. If one has chickens primarily to produce eggs, they need productive breeds and provide optimal nutrition for laying hens.
    Some breeds lay 12-15 eggs a year and some lay well over 300 a year.
    If nutrition isn't optimal for the breed, they won't achieve their potential.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2018
  3. Mimi Lover

    Mimi Lover In the Brooder

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    Are they free ranged or cooped up??
     

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