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Why Have My Hens Stopped Laying? 5 Factors that Impact Egg Production


2902-1097 (APSC-180NP)

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Authored by Leonie Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech; and Phillip J. Clauer, Poultry Extension Specialist, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

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A common question from laying hen flock owners is "Why have my hens stopped laying?" There are many factors which can cause hens to stop laying and there can be multiple causes which result in few or no eggs. The most common causes of decreased egg production include: not enough light/short days, improper nutrition, disease, advancing age, and negative stress. 

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Publication Date

July 12, 2022