Egg laying has become hit and miss

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hollyk, May 7, 2009.

  1. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Monday I cleaned out the coop. Removed some deep litter, cleaned the roosts, etc. Since then I have only gotten one egg. I should be getting 3/day. Did I upset the ladies and when will they get over it. I also spead DE and lime.[​IMG]
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    It's hard to say. most days I get around 1 1/2 doz eggs. once in awhile I will get 9 or 10 for 2/3 days then it's back up to speed.
     
  3. OKbirdwatcher

    OKbirdwatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    About 3 days ago, I got 9 eggs from 10 hens. The next day I got 4 and the next day 5.[​IMG]

    ETA: Today I got 7 beautiful eggs, all laid between 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    The girls were smokin'![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  4. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For 6 days last week I got 4 eggs from 4 hens. On the 7th day one rested [​IMG] Since then I've only gotten 2 or 3 eggs a day. It's getting very hot here so that may be one of the reasons.
     
  5. BirdBrained

    BirdBrained Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls normally lay an egg a day unless i make changes to the coop,adding hay they skip a day,any construction they have skipped up to two days.Not sure this is the norm for all hens but these ladies havent been handled much before I got them so they tend to shy away.
     
  6. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank all, basically chicks are just going to do their own thing. If they were disturbed, I guess they are doing better. This morning I got 2 eggs again.[​IMG]
     

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