No eggs for awhile

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lbunkie, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. lbunkie

    lbunkie In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2013
    Calvin OK
    We are so confused about our gens. We are getting about 2eggs a day, out of 8hens. We are just now adding artificial lighting because of the cold but it's been horrible.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    How old are they? Have they molted?
    You're adding light because of the short days, not the cold. The light should be bright enough to read a newspaper by at roost height, slowly increased till you get to about 13 hours or so a day.
    What matters to them is increasing light, not necessarily a day length as long as the light period is longer than the dark period by the time your're done.

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