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So here in Kentucky our temps have just gone from 50s&60s to 80s. And suddenly I've gone from getting 7-8 eggs a day to 4. They have plenty of food, water, and shade. Can the spring/summer heat affect their egg production?
post #2 of 6

That could be the case, Its getting pretty hot here in Washington (70's-90's) and our girls have slowed down a bit too.

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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post #3 of 6
Hot weather is stressful, especially sudden changes, some halt for a bit others slow down.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #4 of 6

Are you free ranging?

Is it hot in the coop nests?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 6

Heheheh....

 

We're in our normal 1 week Tucson Spring: 70's last week, 90+ this week with 100+ after.

 

Our hens quite literally, shut down until they acclimate.  We're getting 12+ eggs now but I anticipate about half that (at best) for the next month until we get up to full temps.  Once the 100's settle in and the box fan goes into the coop, everyone is right as rain.

 

I would probably be a little upset if I was wearing a heavy feather coat and pumping out footballs from my rear end when there was a major temp change!  So yes, they will be discontented, and then acclimate.


Edited by azjustin - 4/22/16 at 10:50pm
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you all! I do free range them in turns since they dont all get along, but their coops and yards have shade. The temps went back down to 60's and lower 70's. A good rain + a slight cool down has gotten them back to normal smile.png
Edited by cmsagirl - 4/24/16 at 11:33am
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