Help I need more eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jarcoo0153, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    Is there any tips or tricks to help optimise egg production. Yes I know that it is hot here like close to or 100 every day for a few weeks, but my hens are slowing down, and I have more and more people wanting to get on my weekly egg list, and I can't keep up with demand. I have 50 chicks in the brooder right now, but they won't start laying until Haloween. [​IMG]
    I feed layena, some corn, some weat, like a pint of each per pen, so I don't think I am diluting the laying pellet too much am I? They always have plenty of water too. I know stress is a big deal, so I try not to stress them!
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm in west TX and it's REALLY HOT here too. I have my chickens on nothing but Layena and let them out every day to free-range our large backyard (I only have 8) and find shade. I have a really large bush that I flood every night with water - they spend a lot of time "dust" bathing and hanging out there every day to stay cool. I can't tell you if it's helping their laying or not as my girls are just starting to lay and I'm getting a pretty steady 4 eggs a day - and I know that not all of them are laying yet. But, I do know they're staying as cool as possible and are eating well. Oh, I tried a mister and fan and they hated both. Good luck!

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