So I have a smallish flock of 13 hens, all Plymouth bard rocks. We got them from the local farm store March 10 2015. They started laying around July and then leveled out at a fairly consistent 10-12 eggs a day by August. About a week and a half ago I had a day that was only 6 eggs and then the next day only 2. a bit of a shock after 40+days of consistent production. I found a problem with my watering system, I use a 3 gallon bucket with the red poultry watering nipple and the inner pins had gotten stuck. They might have gone a day or two with limited water before I caught the problem that might have contributed to the drop. I am in OR so the days are getting shorter. I fixed the watering issue as soon as I found it and have been checking everyday to make sure it is still working and they have gone through 2 buckets now and seem fine. I also added a timer light to come on around 4 AM getting the light back up to about 14 hours a day. its been about 1 week now and still only one or none eggs. Am I just being impatient or did I completely screw something up?
Edited by nerdtastic - 10/6/15 at 1:22pm