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Do chickens stop laying in the heat?

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Do chickens stop laying in the heat? It recently warmed up quite a bit here, at least 10-15 degrees.

I suspect egg eating .......

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post #2 of 42

I'm not sure about them not laying in the heat, although some people have said that theirs stop.   No one can stand this awful heat, and I suppose our girls don't like it either!   th

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post #3 of 42

I keep expecting them to slow down.but so far they have not. We have been running in the high 90's all week.

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Yes, many chickens will slow their laying considerably in the heat if not stop all together.

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post #5 of 42

Mine slowed down when it got to be 95-98. It has been a little cooler 91-94 and they have p/u slightly.

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post #6 of 42

I am so glad someone asked this question...I live in Va. and it's over a 100 a few days and I was getting 12-16 eggs a day and suddenly I dropped to 1-6....I thought a snake was getting them but a snake would not eat that many eggs for a week straight....so then I thought maybe someone is coming in during the day when I am at work and raiding my hen houses...so I was off one day and kept a constant check and still only 4 eggs......

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Originally Posted by SpringChickens 

Yes, many chickens will slow their laying considerably in the heat if not stop all together.


Ditto.

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Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #8 of 42

I think it depends on the breed. I have Buff Orp. I think the bigger the chicken the longer they need to cool off. My take most of the night even with a fan. and we have been in the 90's all. I have 8 girls that should lay an egg and yesterday I only got ONE roll Hopefully today with be better for them as it is maybe only going to be in the mid 70's to low 80's

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Half my flock ARE buff orpington and the only eggs we got this week are my other breed (RIR). I also have two orloffs but they are broody right now. But the rest of them are not acting broody.

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post #10 of 42

Maybe depends on the breed? I get about 6 eggs a day sometimes 7 and it's pretty hot here.

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