Does hot weather slow egg laying down??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ericasl, May 19, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    When it is so hot out do the hens slow down laying?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure can. Anything that stresses the birds out can cause them to lay less eggs.
  3. Peeps

    Peeps In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    We have been having upper 90 degree weather here. (unusually hot!) Mine are laying as usual, but they do go through a lot more water.
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    It hit 100 big un' yesterday and I got 12 eggs from 13 hens. They are great girls.

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