How cool does it need to get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Centralflafred, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Centralflafred

    Centralflafred Out Of The Brooder

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    At the begining of the summer when it started getting hot my egg production dropped way off. I was getting an average of 11-13 eggs a day from my 18 hens, but now I'm getting 2-3 eggs a day. I have 7 N.H. Reds, 4 Amerucanas, and 7 Buff Orphingtons. The reds are 3 years old, everything else is 2 years old. Does anyone have an idea as to how cool it will need to get before regular production picks back up?
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I would get 11-13 eggs a day.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the cooler weather my girls are molting which really hurts production. Could your girls be molting? When mine started I switched to grower for the extra protein to help them grow new feathers and it seemed to help the laying too.
     
  4. Centralflafred

    Centralflafred Out Of The Brooder

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    Well if it's molting they've been doing it all summer long. I hadn't thought about trying the grower. I'll try that and see what happens.
     

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