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At what temp. do your chickens stop laying

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It has been around 90 here and mine have totally stopped, as in from 8-12 to none they range in age from 1 yr 7 mo, to 1 yr and some 6 mo. I am assuming it is the heat as nothing else has changed. they free range and i thought they might be laying somewhere else so i penned them up for a week and nothing changed. i just started get a egg or too from my ee's that are 1 yr.  

so at what temp do you see a decline.

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post #2 of 10
Your hens are probably going through there molt which is usually around the age 18 months.
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We just purchased a new coop, we had them in a make shift pen .we noticed that they or some of the perfer under neath the coop and one of them is in the coop should we wait to put them in the coop or do we wait and let them go in it them selves?
post #4 of 10
Wait until they go to the roost for the night and move them in one by one. Or just put food or treats in there, they'll go.
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Originally Posted by DarthLayer View Post

Your hens are probably going through there molt which is usually around the age 18 months.

When mine turned 18 months it was last December and they went into their first molt. The moly combined with the short days....well, needless to say they didn't lay an egg for 3 months.roll.png

This past week the temps here in my part of NJ have been in the high 90's....out of the 5 chickens , I was getting 2 to 5 eggs a day.


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We just purchased a new coop, we had them in a make shift pen .we noticed that they or some of the perfer under neath the coop and one of them is in the coop should we wait to put them in the coop or do we wait and let them go in it them selves?
post #7 of 10
Good news they are in the coop and some are preparing their nest getting excited about our first eggs will let you know when we get them if anyone can give me a hint of when yo expect or have a hint of wjen to expect eggs please let me know!!!
post #8 of 10
We have eggs yaaay!!!
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congrads on the eggs,its a wonderful sight to see all those pretty eggs in the coop.

 

 

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 2 rir hens 1 rir rooster 1 americauna hen and rooster 10 game hens 

Janelle, Katilyn, Spartcus, Harriet, Cowboy, Doris, Jenny, Roxie and rest of the games not named really.

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post #10 of 10
Our br and bsl hens lay through ambient temps of 50 below up to 98 above. We've seen a lot of this summer in the upper 80s and into the 90s with no apparent decline in production. Lots of shade and water available though.
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