hens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by llxll00llxll, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most of my hens stopped laying...could overbreeding them interupt laying? i pinned all my roosters up now:/
     
  2. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    I got some eggs from someone in NC, and he said that when it gets too hot, his hens won't lay...
     
  3. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have slowed down considerably also. I believe it is because of the heat. I think they will adjust in time.
     
  4. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls slowed down considerably several weeks ago. THey went from 7 eggs a day to 2-3. I noticed feathers all around the coop and a few bare necks and butts. I guess they went thru a molt. About 2 weeks later they stared laying again for a few days. THen back down. The other hens stopped. Then the rest went thru a molt. They are back up to 7 a day now. The molt did it.

    It has been 95+ degrees for the past 2 weeks. It has not slowed the laying. THey have been panting but I added some electrolites to the water and they seam to be fine.

    Darin
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot weather chickens wont lay good and cows dont milk good. When it crosses over that 90* temperature nature kicks in and says slow down and cool off.
     
  6. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its sposed to be 106 here today :|.. im gettin like 6 eggs or 7 eggs a day now... lots of vitamins and electrolites
     

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