egg number have dropped

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by efanie, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. efanie

    efanie Out Of The Brooder

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    well I have about 25 birds that are laying or so I thought, I was getting about 12 to 20 eggs a day until a month ago and now I am getting about 5 what is going on?

    they have grit, oyster shells, they get barley mixed with laying crumble and water

    I keep reading that I should give them treats but what do I give them? is is ok to give them milk?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Shortened daylength and possible molting lead to decreased egg production this time of year. Nature's way of giving the hens' bodies a rest.
     
  3. efanie

    efanie Out Of The Brooder

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    but they have lot of lights and it is warm in there house I know that eggs would slow down but down to 5 eggs a day is bad
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    With the artificial lighting, how many hours of 'daylight' are you providing?
     
  5. efanie

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    14-16 hrs
     

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