Hot Weather + No Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Atlchick, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Atlchick

    Atlchick Songster

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    It's 90-95 degrees here in Atl. Can this high heat be a reason my girls are not laying this week?
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    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.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    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!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The heat can definately be a factor in them not laying as much....mine always slow down when summer hits.
     
  5. NarutoTn

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    lately ive been getting about adozen eggs a day.yeaterday it really hot an i found four eggs?
     
  6. mbrown

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    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.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    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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