High Heat = less eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mjdtexan, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    Its in the high 90's here lately and my girls who are about 6 months of age now have suddenly started giving me half the eggs. Are they to hot? I put a fan in the coop today. They are a little freaked out about it and not going into the coop yet. I hope they get over it soon.

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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes, hot weather can make them lay less......especially the heavier breeds.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    They'll get used to the fan in a day or two. My roo was standing in front of a box fan yesterday, spreading his wings out and slowly turning around. It was hilarious!



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  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    if you feed corn.. take it out, will help a lot.
     
  5. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

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  6. Big Red Hen

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  7. How did nascar get into this post ????????

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  8. jasonw

    jasonw In the Brooder

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    I noticed that here to. I could not understand why our 3 would only produce 1 rarely 2 eggs per day when we were getting three a day. This went on for a while and now they are back to 3 per day "One from each" We went through a heat spell and for the past week or so its been a lot cooler.
     
  9. Ft Chix

    Ft Chix In the Brooder

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    Hot weather does affect production
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Corn does not raise body heat as the myth pertains to say.
     

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