Egg production dropping off

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Glenmar, May 27, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

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    Does egg production drop off during hot weather? I seem to be getting less eggs lately.

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    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.....
     
  3. Maximus

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    Yes i live in Florida and when its hot the hens just want to take a break:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Glenmar

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    thanks
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    My girls slow way down. Only my leghorn and polish keep laying through the hot summer and they are sporadic at that.
     
  6. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

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    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.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011

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