Flock is laying half the number of eggs it was last week!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by montverdechick, May 1, 2011.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 hens. Four are 4 years old and twelve are 7 months old. Before last week, we were getting 14-15 eggs a day. We closed off the coop they were laying in last week to move the 3-week olds outside. They have a nesting box that is not as private, but all we have right now. Since then, we are only getting 8-9 eggs a day. Is it due to the change or could it be the heat? It's been mid 80s to mid 90s here lately. Thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    The "girlies" are a fussy kind... any change can upset their apple cart. Give them some treats and talk nice ... they will be back to normal soon. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Chickies hate change. They are true hardcore critters of habit.
    Give em' some time to adjust and you will be getting eggs again. [​IMG]
     
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I say that you are lucky, my luck they would all have gone on strike.
     
  5. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    Quote:This...been there, done that.
     
  6. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got twelve eggs today. So, I guess they are starting to deal better now. But three eggs had been pecked at and were cracked!
     
  7. momtotnt

    momtotnt Out Of The Brooder

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    For what it's worth, my hens were laying fine until this past week too and am also in FL. Went from an egg every day, to skipping a day & even 2. Maybe it's the heat for us? Not sure.... I haven't had any change in condition.
     

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