Heat and egglaying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sabrinainmiss, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Sabrinainmiss

    Sabrinainmiss Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it HOT everywhere hitting 100+ here in MIssissippi for days. My question is does this cause a decrease in egglaying? Have been getting a few but not like before. Just wondering if anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, things slack off during the hot spells. Seems like panting to stay cool is enough stress for the day. It will pick up again when the weather is more cooler, even a better humidity helps alot.

    bigzio
     
  3. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have also slowed down some. This heat is hard on everything. They will pick back up when it cools down.
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Ditto. All of mine are either on strike or broody. [​IMG]
     
  5. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. No eggs for three days now. One hen gone broody on me (I didn't realize they would do that with no eggs until now). One good layer got eaten by a critter this week, the rest aren't doing anything.
     
  6. Canarygirl

    Canarygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine to. Out of 5 only getting 2 eggs a day, good question, I was also going to ask it then I saw yours. Thanks for asking.[​IMG]
     

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