When can I expect them to start laying again?

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

  1. redfeather

    redfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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