Why arn't my hens laying

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skylar, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. skylar

    skylar Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] My chickens have stoped laying I would like to know why thanks:yiipchick:jumpy:cd:old:caf:drool:celebrate:lau:welcome:yiipchick
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens need 14 hours of daylight for optimum laying...a simple light bulb with a timer to go on in the am hours (usually around 2am) will provide the additonal light needed as well as allowing the girls to go to roost in the evening as usual, and not get caught of the roost in the dark, with time added in the pm.

    bigzio
     
  3. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes like bigzio said..chickens need at 14 hrs of light...my chickens have four lights in there coop...it keeps them warm and gives them the 14 hrs of light they need to lay eggs..my chickens are laying 5-10 eggs a day
     
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  4. skylar

    skylar Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks skylar
     
  5. skylar

    skylar Out Of The Brooder

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    c.wilson :

    yes like bigzio said..chickens need at 14 hrs of light...my chickens have four lights in there coop...it keeps them warm and gives them the 14 hrs of light they need to lay eggs..my chickens are laying 5-10 eggs a day

    Cole quit ansewring my questions I know more than you.​
     
  6. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah so what i dont care..u cant stop me so hahaha just messin
     

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