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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Glenmar, May 27, 2011.
Does egg production drop off during hot weather? I seem to be getting less eggs lately.
I think some of the heavier breeds slack off when its hot. Is it possible you have an egg theif- chicken or otherwise? Snakes are stealthy enough to sneak in and out without being detected.....
Yes i live in Florida and when its hot the hens just want to take a break
My girls slow way down. Only my leghorn and polish keep laying through the hot summer and they are sporadic at that.
I have 10 adult hens. 1 is broody, due to hatch today and tomorrow, so I should be getting 9 eggs. But I've been averaging 5-6. Then spotted a chipmunk in my yard today. Little egg thief.
Edited because my brain and fingers don't match.