Near Seattle...hens not laying yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammysue78, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. sammysue78

    sammysue78 New Egg

    Feb 26, 2013
    Hi all--I live just a tad north of Seattle and I have seven one year old hens. None of 'em have started laying yet (this year)---anyone in this area have ladies that are producing? Seems odd to me.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They need 14 hours of light and good feed...make sure you aren't giving too much scratch.

    Some of mine are laying but this is their pullet year.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  3. BarredR

    BarredR Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2014
    Gold Bar WA
    I'm in Everett/Mill Creek area and all six of my Barred Rock pullets are laying daily. I also have a light on a timer that comes on in my hen house at 7am and turns off at 7pm.
  4. PugetCountry

    PugetCountry Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2013
    Olympia, WA
    I have 14 hens that hatched in May/June of 2013. I have 3 of my May hens and 2 of my June hens laying almost daily. However none of them laid until they were 34+ weeks.

    I let them free range but do not use any lighting in the coops.

    Time change is in a few weeks so I imagine things will pick up even more.

    Hope they lay soon for you!

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