6 chickens laying 2 eggs a day - fresh water problem?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kman950, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Kman950

    Kman950 New Egg

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    I have 6 chickens and they were laying 4 or so eggs per day now I'm lucky if I get 2. I've had 6 chickens in the past and I was got around 4 to 6 a day. I know there are many factors involved but this is in the middle of summer, they are not new and they have food and water. I'm wondering if I need to change the water more often? I have a waterer that holds about a weeks worth- Is the water not fresh enough? It can get muddy and green algea appears. I do clean it every week though. Anything I may not be considering? They are not molting either. Thanks Kman
     
  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are growing algae then it's needs to be changed quicker, I'd change it every few days
     
  3. mpgo4th

    mpgo4th Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I change my water every morning and put out two so if one gets tipped over they still have water.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed or breeds are your hens, and how old are they?
     

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