NO EGGS! Older chickens on strike.

CRYROLFE

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 6, 2009
60
0
29
Missouri
My Coop
My Coop
We have 5 chickens. Two of them are 3yrs and the other three are 2 yrs old. Hubby kept a light on them during the coldest winter nights and they laid eggs all winter. Now that we have the light off....no eggs. It's really nice out now so not sure what gives?
Same pellet food plus scraps all the times. They have oyster shell also.
All seem fine....one is molting.

Ideas??? Also....they live in a large fenced area w/ no hiding spots for eggs.
 

ChickenLegs13

Songster
6 Years
Sep 4, 2013
1,401
178
143
Lower Alabama
I have 2 old Buffs, not sure their age, that lay thin shelled Jumbo eggs, so they have to be pretty old. They haven't layed since the middle of Feb and all my other chickens are laying full blast. I figure the hens are all used up and if they don't lay anything soon they will get the hatchet.
 

Cindy in PA

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 8, 2008
2,577
810
321
Fleetwood, PA
The only thing about having no lights now is that we are only at 12+ hours of sunlight & chickens lay best at 14-16. Really depends on the amount of light you had them on during the winter. If you just turned out the light I suppose it could affect them for awhile.
 
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