why aren't my hens laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DPC poultry, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dec 18, 2010
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    my hens are 7 months old why won't they lay?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    This cold weather could have set them back until Spring.
     
  3. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya maybe but my older hens never stopped laying through winter so i dont know:/
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Is that ur buff hens?
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    There are not enough hours of daylight these days to seriously stimulate their bodies to start laying. My teenagers finally started laying this month at 7 months old. Hang in there, yours will too. What breed are they?
     
  6. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have black giants and buffs
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My teenagers are big girls too - standard cochins, wyandottes and brahmas. They were just over 7 months when they started. It's the type of birds and the season keeping them from laying. Maybe if they were more production type, like reds, sex-links or leghorns they'd have already started.
     

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