No eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tpeila, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    University Place, WA
    We have 6 hens, we lost 2 to a predator about 7-8 weeks ago. Since we lost those two the remaining 6 have molted and not laid a single egg. We got them in July 2011, so they are over 2 years old. Is it normal for them to completely stop laying in the winter? And would a light help?
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Hens need about 14 hours of light per day to lay. Without supplemental light, they will stop laying until spring.

    Some people add a few hours of extra light per day in order to get eggs in the winter. Some people let them rest through the winter. I let mine rest.

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