eggs slowing up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hennyhandler, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have found that just in the last week or so my chickens have really cut back on the amount of eggs they are laying. I know that it SUPER hot and miserable so I am sure this has a whole lot to do with it. I was just wondering though has anyone else have this happen? How much has been decreased? I have 8 chickens and only got 2 eggs one day, the next I got 4 more. And I think it was by the end of a week roughly I had a dozen. SO how about ya'll?
  2. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    There are many reasons for eggs production to slow. Parasites, worms, moulting, or stress can be some reasons too, but heat is definatly a huge reason.

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