Iteach2008

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
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Hello I'm new to this forum. I wish it were more active on Facebook. I actually do have a comment/question. I have six chickens, and most of them have quit laying. They are not broody. The only thing I can think of is the heat. It has been in the upper 90s, but it seems to me they quit laying before that even. I have an Australorp, Sussex, and a Brahma on strike. My sex-link and silver laced something (can't remember off the top of my head) and an RIR are still laying pretty good. But I have six chickens and I'm getting about 2 to 3 eggs a day if that. What the heck? I thought my Australorp would be laying better than this.
 

N&MSchroeder

Songster
9 Years
Feb 4, 2011
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SE Idaho
Hi and
It could certainly be the heat! Hens will take time off during extreme temperatures. Also, my chickens free range part of the time, so I always lose eggs. How old are they? Do you think they are starting to molt? Your Australorp should be laying quite regularly.
 

Iteach2008

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
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Hi, Thank you for commenting. They are just over a year old. My Austalorp molted about two or three months ago. She is the one I am most worried about. They have a very nice large area to roam in, and at least twice a week we let them into the yard. I am kind of frustrated.
 

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