When can I expect them to start laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redfeather, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. redfeather

    redfeather Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    I guess my girls have stopped production for the fall moult. I have their light coming on at 4 am and staying on till 10 am, and then coming on again at 4 pm and going off again at 10 pm. Should they start up again in a month or two? They haven't layed since we had the broody hen sitting on eggs, and the results are a week old now.

    Oh, they are all buff orpingtons. They will eventually have a light on all night long when it gets colder (to keep the water from freezing).

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I wish I knew the answer to that one.

    My girls that are in the coop where the light goes on at 6AM and off at 8PM are only giving me 1 egg a day from 16 hens.

    My Marans that have no light are giving me 3-4 a day. Go figure.

    and none of my 8 polish hens/pullets are laying.

    My run looks like a predator has been there as there are feathers EVERYWHERE!

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