In the Brooder
- Jun 28, 2009
Ok so I have a mixed flock of chickens from silkies to EE and Phoenix and many more . A total of 24 hens that were laying on average day about 12 eggs a day due to the 100 degree heat. Then it started cooling of and I got 16 to 18 eggs a day. Now I also have 25 barred rock babies that were suppose to be all hens but I ended up with two roosters. So when the roosters were four months old I decided to put them in with the big girls and give the little ones a chance to grow before dealing with the boys. Here is the problem : Even though the older girls and the roosters get along great I am now only getting 10 to 8 eggs. Today only 4. Help I have a very good egg selling business and was not counting on the drop of production. It has been getting cooler here at night around the lower 50 and during the day around 80 to 86. So really the only change is the roosters I will get rid of the if I need to but was hopeing not to they are actually nice ones. Please help.