Eggs production falling off

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerMack, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lately my girls have stopped producing their regular 8 eggs a day. I havent changed feed scratch or any of the other factors yet I went from 8 eggs a day from my 11 ladies to half that amount. It has been hotter than normal for them could this be a factor? I have always regularly added oyster shells to the feed. My production meetings include motivation speeches with key words such as "KFC, Frank Prudue and Texas BBQ" LOL. [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The heat of summer can cause them to slack off. They can even start to go through a summer time molt and stop laying too. Chickens are not made to lay an egg every day. 280 eggs a year from hens is good production. You'll have some down time and won't have eggs from them from time to time.
     
  3. pierce652

    pierce652 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted a similar message a few days ago. Since I covered the run with a tarp to afford shade and put ice in the water. Yester I was back to 4 eggs from 5 laying hens.

    It was in the 90's yesterday and my wife said the run was nice and cool in the heat of the day.
     

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