No. Pullets need an increase in protein and calcium weeks before the first egg is produced. A balanced layingor pelletized feed is best. Oats, while happily accepted by the birds is more expensive than cracked corn feed but can be added to daily hen scratch.
Folk sayings have it that hens start laying on St Valentines Day, which should help with a certain goddess. -Tom777
NO. It would be counter productive to supply an appetite suppressant to laying hens. The whole idea of feeding the hens laying mash is to have them produce better quality eggs not get them to eat less.
I have read that it is in their second season that they will start laying eggs. I am anxiously waiting for mine to start laying!
When you start pumping semen into them
They don't stop laying eggs until they are old.
Most production breed hens will begin laying eggs at about 18 weeks of age.
Hens are generally ready to start laying at around 6 months of age.
Hens usually stop laying eggs from June 21 and re-start laying eggs in December 21. Which is 6 months in total.
They have cycles of laying, it just needs a break, there is a recipe and when you add it to thier food it makes them start laying again message me for info
It depends on the breed. Most start about 20 weeks.
Hens do their best egg laying in their first 2 years, they can however continue laying eggs, just not that many and not that good of quality for at least 12 years Hens do their best egg laying in their first two years, not true they will take about a year to start laying but then their good laying starts.
no i have 6 hens who lay in the same laying box dailey regards john
hens start laying around 6 months after they are hatched so roughy they would start laying around late July into august.
Cold weather does effect a hens laying. when the temperature is below 55 degrees or so this can effect a hens production. Mainly though the reduction in hours of daylight causes hens to stop laying. Anything below 14 hours of daylight will cause a hen to stop laying.
They usually start laying at 6 months and stop at 6 or 7 years. They usually live to be 10 or 11
when they first start it is because they are missing some chemical in their diet. after they start doing it, it is almost impossible to get them to stop.
They don't, or rather, they shouldn't. Hens can stop laying when they are molting, stressed, for winter, or just when they are too old.
I assume the question is about hens and eggs? In which case, calcium is needed in a laying ration to help the hen lay eggs with a strong shell.
Victor Heiman has written: 'The protein requirements of laying hens' -- subject(s): Feeding and feeds, Chickens, Proteins in animal nutrition
No, not all hens cackle while laying.
I raise true Araucana chickens and Araucana hens are usually a bit slow to start laying. On average in good conditions and with excellent lighting, the Araucana hens with lay their first eggs at around 5 to 6 months old. Americana chickens will often start to lay eggs much sooner at about 16 weeks of age.
Often a sign of aging and or poor nutrition. The hens comb will weaken as they age out and stop laying. Try adding a water soluble tonic to the water supply and feeding a mash with higher protein. Allowing the bird to free range and have access to fresh greens and insects might help also. You could also check for mites and de-worm the hen to boost immunity and general health.
no. they will lay without a rooster
They shouldn't effect the process of laying eggs. It's always up to the hens attitude for that day.
You must buy a viable Rooster, put him in with at least 8 hens of the same size, and wait a week for the hens to start laying fertile eggs.