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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vigario, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. vigario

    vigario In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    I have about 15 various breeds of hens. I haven't collected an egg in almost two months. We have had a long string of freezing nights. But I have never gone this long without collecting an egg. I did get one egg two days in a row, but now nothing again.

    Any ideas?

  2. RMo2

    RMo2 Songster

    Apr 22, 2012
    Are you supplementing with any light due to the shorter days? We had to add lighting to the coop so that the girls get about 14 hours of light per day.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Have you been seeing feathers everywhere? How old are they? If they are older than 12 months, they are most likely molting - and they cannot lay eggs during this time. All their energy has to go into regrowing feathers. Give them high protein snacks to help them along.

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