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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SqueakyRoseShalom, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    For about a month when our newborn arrived, there was plenty of times when I went to feed my girls and they were completely out of feed, so I wasn't surprised that they were not laying very well. I have been keeping them (mostly) well fed for a month now, and they are still not laying well- 12 hens are giving me 2 eggs per day. I know that some of them are coming off of a molt, but not all of them. And I live on the southwest Gulf coast of Florida, so temps are mild.

    What can I do now?[​IMG]

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing


    Older hens need at least 14-16 hours of daylight to lay eggs. Even if temps are mild.

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