TIP OF THE MONTH
Laying hens should start producing eggs again this month as the daylight hours get longer. The hormones required for laying are stimulated by the extra sunshine. However, the older your hens get, the longer it takes for these hormones to kick in. They’ll start laying later and stop sooner until they eventually stop altogether. This is a completely natural part of the hen’s lifecycle. Older hens laying less frequently also tend to lay larger eggs which can result in a blockage if the egg gets stuck in the oviduct (known as getting egg bound).