Eggs dropping off.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by d73, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. d73

    d73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was getting 5-7 eggs a day.
    This past week I only got 4 eggs a day and today I got 3.
    Any idea why they are not laying as much.
    They hatched June 4 so they are not that old.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its Because They Are A Seasonal Layer--- The Need At Least 14hrs Of Light A Day To Trip The "lay Eggs Dummy" Button In Their Brain. This Is The Most Likely Cause--- Mine Have Been Dropping Too. Unless You Changed Feed Or Something Else Like That I Beleive Its The Daylight Hours.
     
  3. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    wow i freaked out. i read the title as "eyes falling off" LOL
     
  4. d73

    d73 Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be a real problem.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I DONT KNOW.... THEY SEEM TO LIVE THRU ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE....
     
  6. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they make it through USPS they can make it through anything.

    I ordered chicks that was supposed to be here today & they were a no show.
     
  7. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine have done this too i have 13 hens as well and then i was getting at least 10 eggs a day and then it dropped down to sometimes none to maybe 3 and then i found out they had avian pox and they had over 2 weeks and now are laying 5 to 6 eggs a day. maybe they are having an early molt or i really cant say. could they be hiding them?
     
  8. JJMR794

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    Quote:OR EATING THEM? LOOK CLOSELY AT THE GROUND AROUND AND UNDER THE PEN--- LOOK FOR BITS OF EGG SHELL. MINE HAVE TAPERED OFF TO NEAR NOTHING THIS WEEK. I'M PUTTIN THE LIGHTS UP BY THIS WEEKEND--- NO SLEEPING ALLOWED--- GET YOU BUTTS IN GEAR AND LAY! HA HA!
     
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    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:DOH! STUPID MAIL! DO YOU HAVE A TRACKING NUMBER? I'D FIRE IT UP AND SEE WHERE THEY ARE.... (PROBABLY SITTIN AT THE POST OFFICE...)
     
  10. d73

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    I have a 4' x 8' pen thats 4' high.
    It sits on the ground with no bottem. My wife insisted the hens live a more natural life on the ground and not on wire.
    They have been doing really well and they look healthy.
    I also have a little bird house inside I built for them to lay in. 18"x18"
    Some times they all lay in it sometimes they dont.
    It has been raining a lot in the evenings here. So it's looks a lot darker 2-3 hours earlier then normal.
     

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