Does heat cause egg production to drop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chiswil, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. chiswil

    chiswil Hatching

    Apr 25, 2010
    Savannah , Ga
    [​IMG] I have seven hens that were laying around 5 to 6 eggs a day . Now I am getting 1 egg per day. I live on the coast in Georgia and we have had days well into the 100's plus high humidity . Also the eggs have gone from good brown eggs to pale color. This happened about three weeks ago. Thanks for an comments

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:YES! and it rots! I have 30+ and got 9 eggs today! when it cools down I get excited! and the more eggs the chickens lay the paler in color the eggs will get
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    The poor egg production is because they aren't eating enough in the heat. Make sure they have food available earlier and later in the day when it is a little cooler outside. Also make sure they have plenty of clean, fresh water.
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    chiswil. I live down the road from you on the coast in Camden county. We're going through the same thing. The other posters are correct about the heat cutting egg production and feeding times. I give mine chilled watermelon in the late afternoon and they love it. You want to keep their immune systems built up. I recommend you give them plain yogurt or buttermilk with scrambled egg mixed in their feed...probiotics and extra protein. This will help get them back on track. We recently had some rain and the temps cooled abit, egg production picked up some but now half my hens are in moult and egg production is down again.

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