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Hello,

Just wanted to stop in and say hi, I've been browsing the forums for a couple weeks and decided to make an account today. My wife and I currently have six hens of the following breeds.

2X Silver Laced Wyandotte
2X Barred Rock
1 Buff Orpington
1 Rhode Island Red

I live in mid-Michigan close to Birch Run if any of you are familiar with the area. Thanks for having me!
 

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Hi from NC, I am new also and just trying to figure the forums out. Looking for information on why only 1 of my 12 hens are laying. The one laying is an Austrolorp, the others are 4 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Wyndottes, 3 Cochins & 2 Brahmas. I strung up rope lights to give them a sense of more daylight, but that is not helping. They appear to be finished with molting. I am feeding them laying mash, and they free range every afternoon. Been giving them extra protein like tuna in water. Any ideas?
 

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SunnySoap, you should try offering new activities. A lot of breeds to take breaks during fall/winter months. Leghorns & other white egg layer breeds are more prone to lay all year long. How old are your hens? They could have retired? Sometimes a presence of a rooster will get the gals going. Are you sure they're not laying out while free ranging?
 
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