hens not laying much

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by user55971, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. user55971

    user55971 New Egg

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    Hi Guys, probably sounds like a dumb questions, but will my hens lay more eggs if I get a rooster.
    We have been on an egg drought for about 4 months now. My girls are just starting to come on again. I have 15 hens and am only now getting 1 egg a day.
    please help
     
  2. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that only one has started laying yet? [​IMG]
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Having a rooster will make no difference but 1 egg from 15 layers is not normal. How old are they? Were they laying before? Any illnesses, molting?
     
  4. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    Have u been in the heat wave of 100F+? Giving plenty of water,vitamins, electrolytes? Providing shade, frozen treats, Frozen water bottles ,sprinkler,or pool to cool?
     
  5. user55971

    user55971 New Egg

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    Up till about 4 months ago we were getting between 6 and 9 eggs per day. We have 1 girl who is probably too old at 4/5 yrs but the rest are all under 2 years old. they were healthy and we are in winter at the moment so not too hot. 18to 28 degrees.
     
  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    I am in the same boat here 11 hens 1-2 eggs a day for months.
     

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