OEB hen stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2manyhats, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, do some breeds of chickens stop laying completely with the cool weather or is it a sign of age? I bought a pair of OEB chickens and she was laying every other day like clockwork. Since the cooler weather has come, no eggs at all. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It could be a combination of factors. (not knowing how old she is can't help us there)

    Most likely it is the cooler weather.

    Do you keep a light on in the coop?
     
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is barn kept with a light on 12 hours or so hours a day (sometimes more if someone forgets to turn it off).
     

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