What do I do...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebwe25, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    ...to get my hens to lay eggs???
    Ever since my BO got killed they haven't been laying, but that might not be the reason.
    Here are some things that have happened recently:
    BO Dies (bottom of pecking order),
    Kept the nest box clean and fluffy,
    Feeding them layer pellets instead of scratch,
    Putting hay everywhere,
    Hanging the tarpaulins up for the winter,
    And what do I get???
    Is there anything I'm doing wrong?
    Are the eggs buried in the hay somewhere?
    What do YOU think??
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Alot of people are having this problem this year.

    What breeds do you have?
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Well here its the short day snad if they arent early layers then that is why...They still like to eat but maybe yours are like mine and I am only getting maybe 4 to 6 eggs a days somedays...when they go to bed early then the shorter days then the eggs slow down...You could add a light in the coop for the later layers and give that a try...thats all I can think of, sorry not to much help
  4. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Check my signature, has breeds.
    Our coop is off the garage and there is no electricity in the garage.
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:You might need to get a really long extension cord. It just depends on how badly you want eggs in the winter. Either wait till they start laying again, or try to bring some light into the coop to help offset the reduced sunlight.

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