Raising egg laying hens can be a great family project that everyone will enjoy. The practice of raising egg laying hens is growing in popularity as the sustainable living movement gains momentum. Anyone that has egg laying hens has experienced chicken egg laying problems at one point or another.
Chicken egg laying problems can cause panic in new chicken owners and can frustrate chicken owners who really need maximum egg production every day from their hens. But, usually you will find that chicken egg laying problems aren't the result of anything actually being wrong with your egg laying hens.
One of the most common causes of chicken egg laying problems is the diminished number of daylight hours that occur in the fall. When there are not enough daylight hours, your hens will naturally start laying fewer eggs. This isn't really a chicken laying problem and is more a rhythm of nature kind of occurrence.
I allow my hens to take a break during the shorter winter months because I just use the eggs for me, my family and some friends. It gives my hens a rest and I worm my hens during this time. I have to toss any eggs I get when I worm my flock so less eggs or even no eggs is not really a problem for me personally.
If you really need your egg laying hens to increase their egg production back to summer levels, then you should know that they need around fourteen hours of "daylight" to kick back into optimum egg production.
As far as chicken egg laying problems go, this one is easy enough to solve. Just hang a heat lamp or two in your chicken house to increase the amount of "daylight" your egg laying hens get every day. The heat lamps will also make the hen house warmer which is another important factor in egg production. The cold the exterior temperature, the fewer eggs you will get from your hens. It's best to put the light on a timer so that it doesn't run all the time and the timer will take care of that for you.
Your hens will probably take a few days to a week or more to adjust to the new "daylight" hours but once they do, your egg laying should ramp back up again. Lack of enough daylight hours is just one of many chicken egg laying problems that you may encounter with your egg laying hens.
Please scroll down to leave a comment below...
Contact the AuthorDebbie McKenzie
Debbie McKenzie's web site
This article has been viewed 1767 time(s).
Lisa Rae Preston
Lisa Rae Preston, creator of the STEP into Destiny Core-Passion Test, teaches folks how to step inside others' brains, watch how they think and know exactly how it feels to "walk in their moccasins." Lisa Rae's innovative research in human behavior reveals the brain and language patterns of four specific core-passion types. She focuses on helping entrepreneurs establish trusting connections with their clients and potential customers through speaking to their exact brain patterns. Online since 2002, Lisa Rae's goal is to share this innovative method of communication with entrepreneurs, coaches, and teachers. You may take the STEP Core Passion Assessment for FREE here. Meet Lisa Rae...
You can be featured on our site! Ask How!
Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet
As a planet, we stand at a crossroads. One path leads to darker days. The other leads to freedom and light. ''Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet'' details how you can leverage your life experiences and insight to take your place as a Light Bearer in this new age.
Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships That Build Your Business
25 entrepreneurs share their most powerful relationship marketing lessons used to massively explode their businesses! Filled with valuable relationship-building tips for the newbie and seasoned entrepreneur alike, Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships that Build Your Business will inspire you to tap into the synergistic power of relationships to catapult your business to the next level.
Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas to Income
True accounts of 19 entrepreneurs who overcame the odds and created their own profitable businesses from scratch! Filled with valuable success tips for the newbie and seasoned entrepreneur alike, Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas Into Income will inspire you to take the leap of faith and pursue sculpting the business of your dreams.