No eggs after 7 plus months

Discussion in 'Broody Hens & Egg Laying' started by andre831, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. andre831

    andre831 New Member

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    We have 9 ladies a mix of reds rocks and some others that we got back in June. They got a nesting box(es) a run nice coup everything, but we have yet to get any eggs. What's going on? We did have a week of frost but that was one week ago. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    It does seem to take forever....ours have started about 6-7 mos old. I live in south Texas, weather has been mile, and the shortest the days got were like 10 1/2 hrs long. I know if you are up north and they do not start to lay by winter, they sometimes wait till spring.
     

  3. ChickenAdmin

    ChickenAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Give it more time. Probably be another 30 days and they will slowly start to lay one by one.
     
  4. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    Ours waited until six months, at which point we installed two heat lamps in their coop which apparently gave off enough light for them to start laying a week and a half later.
     
  5. eqstrnathlete

    eqstrnathlete Member

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    During winter hens need at least 15 hours of daylight to lay. Put a light in their coop on a timer set to come on at 2 am . Give it a week and I bet you will have eggs.
     
  6. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Or you can let them rest over the cold months. Recharge their bodies.