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I'm so Proud of my girls! 113 degrees...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    These 8 girls have been laying between 5-8 eggs a day in triple digit temperatures!! My neighbor's chickens have all but stopped laying, and then these girls just keep going.

    It was 113 yesterday and close to that the day before. Their coop (though air conditioned) was 106 degrees when I came home..... and there they were, 7 eggs.

    Here they are just a few minutes ago at well over 100 degrees (6:30pm.) They prefer dirt to grass, LOL


    I am very proud of them. No one would even come close to understanding, so here is where I share.


  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Wow, you have quite the layers. I would be proud too!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Wow, that is an acomplishment! My birds start to get lazy and pant constantly when it hits 80.... or less at times. Must be the humidity.
  4. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    Oroville, California
    It hasn't been as hot down here but still got to 104 yesterday. I have 3 hens and all are laying an egg a day. 1 RIR and 2 houdan X's. One of the houdans we call Lacy went broody yesterday. [​IMG]

    eta: Nice birds
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wow, Ellie, they deserve all the watermelon they can handle! Good girls!
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Thanks. I knew y'all would understand. I have 4 teens and they are at 19 weeks so they should start laying soon.

    Yep, Cyn, they get their cold watermelon and grapes every single day when I get home from work... Got to keep them happy, LOL.

  7. kmom246

    kmom246 In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2008
    Lovely ladies. Totally understand why you are so proud :)

    Gives me hope that my girls will be OK with the heat hear in the high desert. This has been a pretty normal summer with some temps around 103, but mostly about 97, and they are doing ok so far (they are currently 8 weeks old). Last year we had a few days around 108.

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