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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by paintedtears, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. paintedtears

    paintedtears Hatching

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    Hi, i have a bantam cochin, and she hasn't layed any eggs in 1-2 months. She last went into brooding about 1 month ago. I've checked the bushes and her house, and no eggs. Is there something wrong? Thank you!
     

  2. andehens

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    [​IMG] Paintedtears!!!

    There is probably nothing wrong, winter is a natural down time for egg laying. If she is eating and drinking normal and looks good she should start laying again.
     
  3. paintedtears

    paintedtears Hatching

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    alright, thank you!!!
     
  4. hillerfamily

    hillerfamily In the Brooder

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    Hey yall, i have 13 mixed breed hens, 5 brown hens??, 2 white legged, 2 black & 4 americana's . I have 2 roosters 1 plimoth roch and 1 ??? they have all molted and about 3 months ago they layed a few eggs and since then nothing at all! Could someone please give me some advice as to if i doing somthing wrong and if so what? They are eating and drinking good and they were wormed about a month ago. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Gary Hiller Seffner,Florida
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    [​IMG] to both of you!

    14 hours of light a day for a couple of weeks should get chickens laying again. Works for me!
     
  6. mfuchs

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    I would agree with Buster. In addition to the 14 hours of light, I would also check to see of she is getting enough calcium, vitamins, and minerals in her feed.
     
  7. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman In the Brooder

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    Light worked for me also.

    Have 20 laying hens
    Egg production dropped from 16-18 per day to 2-4 per day
    Have light bulb that comes on at 4AM and goes off shortly after daylight
    Within 2 weeks of the light extension, egg production is back up to 12-14 per day....boy are my egg customers happy again![​IMG]
     

  8. hillerfamily

    hillerfamily In the Brooder

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    thanks for the awesome advice!!! We FINALLY Have 5 eggs out of no where!!!!
    Seems the hens are off the strike!

    Thanks again for all the help
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    [​IMG] Congrats! They will surprise you like that.
     

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