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Egg production way down

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MOChickenz, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock was ill with mycoplasma and were treated with 10 days of duramycin. While they were sick, egg production went way down. I was pretty sure that would happen. Now we are 18 days out from the first day they got sick and I am still only getting 5-6 eggs a day, as opposed to the 20-24 I was getting before. When will they bounce back?

    Thanks!

    Mo
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Mine is way down too, with no illnesses. Some of my girls are molting and some have started their winter break.
     
  3. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No molting here. I wish they would my leghorns look so dirty!
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    do you have light on your birds? they need between 12-14 hours a day to lay well. some breeds will lay in the winter but you will not get a large amount of eggs if they do.
     
  5. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get about 12 hours of light a day.
     

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