Possibly stressed??

KikiDeAnime

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Our hens get a constant 16 hours of daylight a day per week. Our 2(almost 3) year old Blue Wyandotte hen suddenly stopped laying a few days ago but she already molted in December with a few other hens. They don't free range right now because we recently threw down some grass seed covered with straw. I stopped free ranging at the start of winter. She's eating and drinking like normal. I've checked her over in case something was wrong but found nothing. She's also still sleeping with the others on the roosts.

I was wondering if she was possibly stressed.
 

azygous

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Could be. Chickens get stressed over some pretty insignificant stuff. More likely, she's just taking a day or two off from laying. This is common as a hen resets her egg cycle.
 

KikiDeAnime

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Not sure what the "per week" means?
Have they always had that much light?
16 hours is a lot.
Are you using a timer?
I meant each week, not per week.
No, I started that around the middle of December.
No, I have a timer on my phone to let me know when to turn the light on each day.
The 16 hours is mainly for our 2 ducks as one recently laid an egg in the corner of the coop. They're still living with the chickens as their new yard isn't finished yet(underground hc, moving a coop in).
 

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