No eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Minions, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Minions

    Minions New Egg

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    My girls molted early September & still no eggs. Every ones feathers are back combs red again. How long before they start laying again?
     
  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens aren't laying either and it's been a while since a got an egg from them. They probably aren't getting enough sunlight because it's winter and the days get shorter and they will probably lay again when the sun starts to come out for longer times.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Today is the winter solstice. From here on out, the days will lengthen. Slowly. Once the daylight hours hit the magical number for your chickens, laying will resume.

    You can speed the process up with supplemental lighting or wait it out. I chose supplemental lighting (40W and enough added in the AM to reach 14 hours) and it was two weeks to get 50% and 3 weeks to get 100% laying. I wasn't patient enough to wait for the daylight hours to reach 12+ because that would be March around here! And maybe they will start sooner but when they molt in September, it could be a long wait.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If they molted in September they should start laying soon, but the light hours is probably messing them around a bit. Most hens need 14 hours of light a day to keep them in production.
     

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