Egg Production slowing drastically

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by intownfarmer, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. intownfarmer

    intownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been really cold and not much day light any more. I went from 9-10 eggs a day to 3 yesterday. I read that putting a light in will help. PLease offer any advice you might have. The temps are in the 40's during the day and teens at night.
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    To remain productive hens require at least 13 hours of light daily. Put a light in the coop & your production should increase. That said, cold weather also affects production adversley.
     
  3. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was getting 12-15 eggs/day during peak egg laying time. I have 19 hens. I saw it starting to drop when the light started getting less. I put a 60W light on a timer in the coop. It turns on at 5:00 a.m. and off at 8:00 a.m. My egg production still has dropped. Now I'm getting 9-12 eggs/day. it went down ,but didn't drop as much as yours. I do have a couple chickens starting to molt and the colder weather has something to do with it as well I suppose.
     
  4. captainmoose

    captainmoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Adding a light will help, last winter my chickens never slowed down. I set my timer to come on at 3:30 and off at 7:00 in the morning.
     

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