Chickens not laying eggs ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dhansen, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. dhansen

    dhansen In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2007
    So, I have 8 chickens, but only get 3-5 eggs a day. I thought maybe eggs wee getting eaten, but have seen no evidence of that. Here's the only change, and it may be a big one....I have two ducks in with them. They tend to mess up the water, but it gets cleaned everyday. Could drinking "not so clean water" have anything to do with it? These same chickens used to give me 6 or 7 eggs a day.
  2. CricketYang

    CricketYang Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Mason, MI
    It's probably stress bc of the new guys and the weather. It's been in the 90's lately and mine weren't laying like they were supposed to and yesterday it was down to the 80s and I got my required quota of eggs (lol).. that and I gave them cottage cheese and they were happy about that.

    But yes, stress and heat are probably it. I don't put my chickens and ducks together, one likes dry while the other likes wet, it just doesn't mix.

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