I have 10 chickens and am only getting 2 eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ScotianChick, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Songster

    Dec 27, 2010
    I have five full grown hens, one broody is broody so I know why I am not getting eggs out of her. I thought two of my pullets were laying, they don't seem to be. Two of my Rhode Island reds are laying. One of my SLWs seems to only be laying once every couple days (a very large egg). One just was attacked by the rooster and doesn't seem to be laying at all...

    Is it the heat or the flock drama that is keeping my five month old pullets from starting to lay? Is that what is keeping my SLWs from laying consistently as well? I watched and waited for hours one morning to see if anyone was sneaking off in the woods to lay and it doesn't seem there is a secret egg cache anywhere... [​IMG]

  2. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Songster

    Dec 27, 2010
    With humidity it's high 80s (I think I got the farhenheit right..)
  3. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Midland, NC
    High 80s?? How dare you complain about heat. We are in the high 90s, heat index pushing 120 some days. (Just kidding about the how dare you!)

    I have 8 hens and some days I have only been getting 2 eggs. Some days 6. It is really day by day right now. If I were a hen, I would not lay an egg either.
  4. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chirping

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lorimor, Iowa
    Same here! the last week the heat index has been 115+ and with 11 chickens I was down to two eggs a day. We are picking up better now that the heat index is closer to 100 and they should really be popping out eggs tomorrow as the heat goes down to 88 [​IMG]

  5. Naughty

    Naughty Songster

    Apr 10, 2010
    drooling over the prospect of 88 [​IMG]
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Quote:Sounds like your girls are free range? In tht case you need to go on a serious egg hunt! Do your pullets have developed combs--are they large and red like your older girls'? If so, then they're already laying or really close. If they're still small and light colored, they're just not ready yet.

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