chicken egglaying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dexter316, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Dexter316

    Dexter316 New Egg

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    My chickens are not laying eggs and its realy hot does the chickens egglaying change depending on the weather?[​IMG]
     
  2. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of people do report a decline in egg production in very hot weather, yes. It seems that some hens do and some don't.
    Make sure you're girls are getting plenty of water, and try cold snacks like frozen watermelon and ice cubes [​IMG]
     
  3. Dexter316

    Dexter316 New Egg

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    thank you very much for that answer i hope my chickens like a frozen buffet:)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ice cubes? Like put them in a bowl, and let them eat them? I put ice water out there, but ice cubes? Can you enlighten as we are on a HOT/HUMID streak right now....need advice!
     
  5. Dexter316

    Dexter316 New Egg

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    I dont think you feed your hens a bowl of ice just give them frozen water mellon or other fruits.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  6. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put ice in their water pail on really hot afternoons, so it will stay cool for a bit when they drink from it. Of course, I'm in S. Georgia and it's been 100+ here, so the ice cubes don't stay frozen long!
     
  7. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are not laying yet (but close!) I've been giving them frozen corn cobs, frozen berries, or any fruit my kids don't finish. I toss it in the freezer and take it out at dinner. They go wild for it, and it seems to really cool them off. Frozen yogurt (which doesn't really freeze, just hardens a little) and anything else we can think of that they would like, we just toss it in to make it cold!

    I also do ice cubes IN their waterer, so the water coming out is really cold. We're in South/East TN (near the GA line) and it's HOT here.
     

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