After heat, how long for eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JetBlack, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. JetBlack

    JetBlack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been in the upper 80's and 90's for a couple of weeks. Once the weather cools, how long until the chickens start laying again?

    I have 4 out of 6 chickens nice and red faced. I know they are ready but have only been getting one egg a day, where before the heat, I got 3-4.

    Today is nice and cool and damp. No panting chickens to dunk in the chicken pool (5 gal bucket).
     
  2. Steve B

    Steve B Out Of The Brooder

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    We've had record setting heat this June/July (many days in the mid 90's) and my hens haven't slowed down any. It might not be the heat.
     
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  3. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a heat index here in south Ga of over 102 every day last week and I got 6 eggs a day .
     
  4. JetBlack

    JetBlack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be back in the low/mid 80's the rest of the week, so I'll see if it was the shock of suddenly having hot, humid weather, so all-at-once. Scorching sunshine. Man, it was bright!
     

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