- Sep 10, 2012
I have not had good egg production for weeks now. I have20 hens and get 1 to 3 eggs a day on most days. Sometimes the girls feel generous and give me 5, but that is rare. I keep seeing 3 or 4 hens, in particular, getting in the boxes but then when I go back in an hour or so they are gone...and no egg....I am frustrated with this and my lack of egg production. I am feeding layer pellets and cracked corn they free range on open acreage during most of the day. They are not hiding eggs, and while I do have a hen that will eat eggs occasionally,(i have not narrowed her down) the bedding is not wet like an egg was broken and then ate. Most have gone through or are in some stage of molt recently, but they never returned to production after molt. Is this broodiness? What is going on?