Clean coop to promote laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ManyQuestions, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. ManyQuestions

    ManyQuestions In the Brooder

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    Hey all,

    One of by RIR/Wht Sussex ladies seemed to drop off laying to once every 3 days for about a week.
    Now I would clean the coop every week, but recently have only been able to do it every 2 weeks. I started back to cleaning it every week and shes back on form again, laying daily.

    Could the lack of cleaning as previous have an effect on her laying.
     
  2. prairiehousewife

    prairiehousewife In the Brooder

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    I don't know the answer to that, but I'd sure like to know when you do find out. I wonder if my coop should be cleaner. I clean it out about every two weeks since my DH wasn't hot on the deep litter method. Maybe I should be cleaning it out more often...
     
  3. tasymo

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    Maybe it was just your prolonged presence, on a once weekly basis that she's missing?
     
  4. ManyQuestions

    ManyQuestions In the Brooder

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    OK, seems either I was right or else BokBok decided to resume proper order.

    I think the super clean coop is what she needs to keep it daily.
    And today she gave me a double yolker to boot!
     

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