No eggs from 9 hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fosterboy1, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. fosterboy1

    fosterboy1 New Egg

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    I have raised chickens for 16 years, I have 9 hens who will be 2 years old in spring. My rooster died 2 months ago and ever since then, my hens stopped laying. I live in MD and it's cold, but I do have a light that goes on at 6 AM and goes off at 7 PM. I have not changed their diet, nor no fox have been stressing them. Does anyone have any sugestions? Or do I have to wait till spring? Thanks!
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, fosterboy1, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I X2 the advice of lizz9910. Good luck to you and happy new year!!
     
  4. fosterboy1

    fosterboy1 New Egg

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    I read the link my chicken lovers, but no new ideas:(
    I guess I have to talk to them more! Lol
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] 2 year old hens may just be taking a much needed break. What breed are we talking about?
     
  6. fosterboy1

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    I forgot the names of the breeds, but I had these chicks before and now they are not laying...is it global warming...not!
     
  7. fosterboy1

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    My neighbor has 80 chickens and they are not laying!
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] The shock of losing the rooster and shorter days may be to blame. Are your hens molting? They are the right age..
     
  9. fosterboy1

    fosterboy1 New Egg

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    No molting
     
  10. fosterboy1

    fosterboy1 New Egg

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    I have wonderful news to share with all the caring chicken people out there...I took advise from you and I received 2 eggs yesterday! I applied oyster shells to their diet and made new beds for them!

    Thanks again:)
     
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