No eggs?

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

  1. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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