Stop laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken1328, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 birds they where laying but have now stopes I have put There coop in a big shed if I put a heat lamp in there will they start again??
     
  2. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light is the key, not heat.

    In my experience most breeds of chickens cope incredibly well with cold as long as they are dry.

    You can get them to think it is spring to get them laying again but i would leave them to have a break and them start again naturally when they are ready.

    If you do give them extra light make sure it is in the morning so they get up early, allow them to roost in the evening.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I assume based on your reference to a heat lamp, it is real cold where you are. Double Laced has given you some good advice regarding light. Other reasons that hens can stop laying besides shortage of light is stress (created by a move or from predators in the area, etc.), improper nutrition, broodiness, molting, age, disease, and internal injury. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chooks do you have?
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X2 You don't need heat. Lots of reasons why chickens can stop laying from molting, worms, some sort of illness, stress, injuries, they could be eating the eggs or something else is eating them, they may be laying them in some secret nest, etc...Stop by this thread about why my chickens aren't laying and maybe you can glean some info on why yours have stopped. You can even ask questions here too....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers

    Good luck and I hope you can figure this out soon!
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    You've been given some good advice already.

    Good luck with your hens!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You've already received some good advice above.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Double Laced,
     
  8. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live.... that will help.....
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your hens!
     

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