Hens laying later in day since the temp dropped.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aart, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Anyone else see this?

    Now its only been 2 days so maybe a fluke, but usually I have eggs (at least one) by 8am, but the last 2 nights have been 20-25 degrees and they aren't laying until midafternoon.

    Maybe it's fluke...maybe it is the temps but they will acclimate to it after a few weeks.
     
  2. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a normal thing to me that they would not lay until they've defrosted a bit for the day.
     
  3. lyssafulmerz

    lyssafulmerz Out Of The Brooder

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    Same has happened with my hens, usually had 2 eggs by 930 and 2 more by noon. I was getting 2 eggs a day from 6 hens then for 3 days I got 4 eggs now I'm back down to 2.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'm getting the same daily egg counts, I use supplemental lighting, they are just laying them later in the day.
     

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