Stoped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Reedo5, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Reedo5

    Reedo5 Chirping

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    I have 10 hens who 2 weeks ago got moved into there new coop, and since then they have stopped laying! one I know is molting but the rest idk what is up. the time change and weather has dropped but I run a light from 530am till about 730 8pm at night. They have fresh water every day and always have laying mash crumbles available. Any advice tips is appreciated
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    What age are your hens? It is normal for them to stop laying for the winter. You may not get eggs till spring.
     
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  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    It could also be because they were moved into a new coop. Chickens don't like change, even something good. Lol
    Between the move and the shorter days, as @SueT said, they truly might not go back to laying until closer to spring
     
  4. Henry&Friends

    Henry&Friends Songster

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    Also, with the coop move, your hens may have decided to lay elsewhere. Are they confined to their coop and run? My hens run off into the forest to lay eggs for their best friends, the raccoons. :he
     
  5. funnyfoshay

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    It is only November now, will they no lay at all until March? or even April or May?
     
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  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    It's possible, they might not pick back up in the egg laying until around then.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    Since you aren't getting eggs, I'd stop the layer feed till laying resumes. They don't need all that extra calcium when they aren't building egg shells.
     
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  8. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    If it's due to lack of daylight then they'll start up again once the days start lengthening. I usually start seeing eggs again as early as February, with a few waiting until March.
     
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  9. Reedo5

    Reedo5 Chirping

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    I got one egg yesterday! Lol i hope its not spring, i am.in the middle of a rodent issue would this stress them out? Rats getting into there coop
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is this light on a timer?

    Good Question.
    Yes, the move can cause stress, which can stop laying.


    Absolutely.
     
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