drop in egg production

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zerwitt14, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. zerwitt14

    zerwitt14 In the Brooder

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    I have trolled the boards and see a few threads on loss in egg production, but I thought I'd start my own. I have 13 hens and was getting about 12 eggs a day in April, May and most of June, now for the last few weeks I am getting as few as 4 a day. I have one girl who has been broody for about the same amount of time, maybe a month or 6 six weeks now. I have read that heat could be the issue? it is warm here but it has been a gradual rise like every year. These girls are 16 months old. molting maybe? I did change where I bought their food, could it be that?? Just want my egg production back!!
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The 18 month mark is the usual for molting and drop in egg production, it's just time for them to take a break for a few months. Could be what's happening.
     
  3. zerwitt14

    zerwitt14 In the Brooder

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    So hopfuly in a few weeks I see production pick back up!!??!!??
     

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