Hot Weather + No Eggs?

kuntrygirl

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
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Opelousas, Louisiana
It's 95 degrees here on some days and I may get 3 eggs and I have about 30 laying hens. I often wondered the same thing. Curious to hear what others have to say.
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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Southeast Louisiana
You should look at this link to see what factors might be affecting your hens. It could be a sign that something is wrong, but my guess is that the heat is stressing your hens.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2902/2902-1097/2902-1097.pdf

I'll emphasize the point. While I think it is just the heat, I'm not there looking at your hens. It could be a warning sign that something is wrong.

Good luck!
 

mbrown

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jul 17, 2008
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North Florida
We also went from about 16 eggs a day to about 3. It has to be the heat (I'm in Florida and it's been in the triple digits); they clamped up as soon as summer hit! My ducks too.
 

kuntrygirl

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Opelousas, Louisiana
It was sorta cool on yesterday and I got 19 eggs. The heat index was in the 100's today and I only got 3 eggs. Must be the heat. We will have about 2 days of 104 degree heat here in Louisiana this week. I'm NOT looking forward to that.
 

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