Why aren't my girls laying yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Schwaa, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Schwaa

    Schwaa New Egg

    Apr 27, 2013
    I've had two barred plymouth rocks and four lakenvelders for 9 months. They share a coop with a 2 year old silkie roo. I've gotten some eggs in the few months they've been on egg layer but it was mostly by one hen and she's stopped laying completely. Their hen boxes were built with perches, which make me wonder if that's why they aren't laying. Any advice or tips? Thanks!
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    If they are otherwise healthy....

    Add light. When the days are short they will lay less or not at all. Best bet is to add light on a timer until you can supplement the light to around 14 total or so hours.

    Good Luck

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