Drop in egg production?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LegginMF12, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear how most peoples hens have a drop in egg production in the winter. I have 3 hens laying and my egg production did not drop until about 2 weeks ago. I was getting 3 eggs a day. Now I am getting one egg every other day. They are getting all you can eat lay pellets, the occasional handful of scratch and kitchen scraps. Isn't it a little late to be going into winter production mode? They are Buff Orpingtons and are 10 months old.
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    They could be going into early molt. I have 10 month olds also and a few of them just started a mini-molt. Thankfully I have a lot of chickens to partially take up the slack. :)
     
  3. Pump Hill Peeps

    Pump Hill Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    IMO, It has to do with light. I had a drop in production too with 15 layers. It went to 1-2 day. put a red heat lamp in the coop at nite and after about a week it started to pick back up to almost 8-9/day. now if I could figure out how to make them stop eating the eggs......[​IMG]
     
  4. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck tape! LOL
     

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