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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Clair1955, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Clair1955

    Clair1955 New Egg

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    I am new to the chicken world. I just got 4 in june. They started laying a few months ago and I have been getting 3 to 4 eggs a day. Now I am getting 2 or less. Is anything wrong?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Clair, welcome to BYC. They are very likely being affected by the shortening day length.
     
  3. Clair1955

    Clair1955 New Egg

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    Thank you. I looked for signs of molting but haven't seen any so far.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Day length has an impact on hormone levels thereby affecting egg production. Frequently first year birds will continue laying through the winter, but a lot depends upon the breeds involved.
     
  5. Clair1955

    Clair1955 New Egg

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    I have 2 buff Orpington and 2 Plymouth rocks
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Clair1955, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! I agree with the advice of sourland on the shortening day as the culprit as to why your production has dwindled. Best wishes and thank you for joining BYC! :yiipchick
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Hi Clair!!


    Welcome to BYC!!!


    Sourland nailed it, he always does.....Except when he is wrong [​IMG]..

    Throw a light bulb on them a few hours in the morning and they will pick up....
     
  8. Clair1955

    Clair1955 New Egg

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    Thanks to both of you for your help
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Clair. [​IMG]
     

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