Need Some Advise

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bridgette1221, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Bridgette1221

    Bridgette1221 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have been getting about 8-10 eggs a day for sometimes now. Then all of a sudden I only had 5 one day, like 3-4 the next and only 1 today! I'm wondering if someone isn't stealing them or if I have a critter taking them. Is this usual that they would all just basically stop laying, at the same time at about 6 months old?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    It is probably the amount of daylight the hens are getting. It takes 14 hours of daylight each day, for hens to lay reliably.
     
  3. Bridgette1221

    Bridgette1221 Out Of The Brooder

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    really? I did not know that. I think they are getting about 12 hours at least of daylight.
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    They need 14. Put a light in the coop and a lock on the door.
     
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