From 4-5 to Zero

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beakner, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Beakner

    Beakner Out Of The Brooder

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    My five hens layed at least 4-5 eggs per day without fail. Two weeks ago, though, it all stopped. I've gotten three total eggs in the last ten days.

    They free range, have access to feed, have plenty of water, show no signs of illness or molting, or anything. I'm stumped.

    Is it the heat?

    We had a hot summer last year as well but my hens never missed a beat.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are free-ranging, perhaps they have found a place that seems like a better place to lay on these hot days? I'd be looking in shady areas, under sheds, if they have access, and that sort of thing.
     
  3. Beakner

    Beakner Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I should have mentioned how we scoured the yard, turning up nothing.
     
  4. callahanrickey

    callahanrickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The heat here (96-100) and high humidity (70-90%) has stressed my flock to the point of low production.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Heat Stress can really put a damper on egg laying. [​IMG]
     
  6. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are down from 10 eggs a day (small flock) to 3-4 - it's the heat. It's awful.

    deb g
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