three hens - ONE layer...HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zumachicks, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. zumachicks

    zumachicks In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2008
    hi - here is a little back ground...

    i've had my bantam for one year and she was/is a great layer..then i got her two more hens for friends and built her/them a snazzy new coop. the new hens are now 8 months and the black and white one lays an egg everyday like clockwork, the bantam stopped laying about two weeks after the coop was built and the easter egg hen has not started anything at all...i'm at a loss - any comments?????

    the coop is plenty big and they all seem to get along just fine. they roam around for a few hours a day too...i feel worst for my little banty, she must be stressed or something????!!!

    any help is greatly appreciated...
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2008
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Prolly just the time of year. That's the way chickens are. Wait til the days have lengthened somewhat and see what happens.

    Good luck,

  3. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I would say that it is from the shorter days. Give them some time. I choose not to add light and give them the break that they need.

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