Anyone else seeing less egg production?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by huppfarm, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. huppfarm

    huppfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Been raising Australorps for years and this is the first year that i havent started incubating by this time. I talked with another breeder and he is having the same experience.
    hows everyone else doing?[​IMG]
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been incubating much smaller batches for the last 4 months. I usually set between 1 and 2 dozen a week after I sell hatching eggs. Last couple of months I am setting 6 to 8 eggs a week and not selling hatching eggs. It is very frustrating. Some of my hens are older (2 years) but quite a few are pullets that should be laying by now.

    I can't figure out what is going on. Other than I bought a new cabinet incubator and a cabinet hatcher, with almost nothing to put in them. Its pretty sad.

    Lanae
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine have actuallly picked up in production.
    Set a total of 75 just the other day, all mine except for 9 eggs that were given to me.
     

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