When will my hens start laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bluefx4, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. bluefx4

    bluefx4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have found lots of info on why my chickens have stoped laying eggs. What I have not found is when they should return to laying. I have placed a regular light bulb and have it turned on for 2 hours in the morning (before dawn). I have 2 RIR and 1 americana
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You didn't give their ages nor if they went thru an autumn moult.

    They will lay when their bodies have recovered from their moult, if they did. This process normally takes 4-8 weeks. It is also possible that they will not much until spring. This all depends on so many factors. Predicting things like this require a little more prophetic ability than I possess.
     
  3. bluefx4

    bluefx4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Fred's Hens :

    You didn't give their ages nor if they went thru an autumn moult.

    They will lay when their bodies have recovered from their moult, if they did. This process normally takes 4-8 weeks. It is also possible that they will not much until spring. This all depends on so many factors. Predicting things like this require a little more prophetic ability than I possess.

    My hens are less than one year old. I think they are going through a moult. There are feathers all around there pen.​
     

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