why are my hens not laying?!

Coopedup:p

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10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
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i was wondering why my hens arnt laying. can yall give me some clues as to why? and tips on helping them lay...
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Kittymomma

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Sep 9, 2009
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i was wondering why my hens arnt laying. can yall give me some clues as to why? and tips on helping them lay...
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Hi and welcome! We need more information. How old are they? What breed(s)? What are you feeding them? Do the free range at all? How many do you have and what are their living quarters like? There's not much you can do to make them lay, they'll start when they're ready and not a minute before. Improper diet, croweded living conditions and such can impede laying though. Also if you can post some pictures we might be able to give you an idea on how close they are based on comb and wattle size and color.​
 

Kittymomma

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Sep 9, 2009
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The pullet in front looks like she's getting close. I'm not familiar with cochins so I don't know how large their wattles and combs are supposed to be, but her's look pretty red. Shouldn't be too much longer now. Are you feeding them layer, grower, or something else?
 

Coopedup:p

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10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
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Monroe, North Carolina
they are around 40 weeks or something. but i need to get them better feed. they are eating the feed i gave to my guineas. haha. i am getting them oyster shells. (crushed) .
 

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