Is the warm weather throwing your chickens off in a good way?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NicInNC, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually only get 2 eggs a day this time of year from my chickens and my EE's NEVER lay in the winter. It's been unseasonably warm here and I'm getting more eggs than I've ever gotten this time of year! I went out today and had a total of 10 eggs and 2 of them were from my EE's!

    Is anyone else getting more eggs than usual because of the warm temps where you normally have cold temps this time of year?
     
  2. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been unseasonally warm here in Kentucky too and it has not helped egg production at all. 1-2 eggs from 13 hens and pullets!
     
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe the warm weather doesn't have anything to do with it then. Hmmm...wonder what's got mine laying so well? I'm not complaining, I'm just really surprised when I got out there and their boxes have lots of eggs in them. Last winter they would go days without laying. We did just gut out their coop, spray it all out, clean it from top to bottom and added shavings instead of sand.....and we also repositioned their run. Maybe they're excited about all the new stuff.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it has helped my girls, egg production is up!
     
  5. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had issues with low egg production also. I was getting only 2 or 3 eggs per day the first part of December. After I got my light timers reset to give the girls 16 hours of light per day I was getting 8 or 9 eggs per day by the first of the new year. It has been nice and warm here the last three days mid 50s during the day and only low to mid 40s at night. I got 15 eggs yesterday and 18 eggs today. So I think the warmer weather is helping a great deal.[​IMG]
     
  6. Lovesdisney

    Lovesdisney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Central ky. Of the ladies old enough to lay I'm getting an egg a day... Except 2. An ee and a silkie. [​IMG]
     
  7. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here in the mountains of NC, 13 birds = 2 eggs a day the others are molting and looking pathetic.
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    My EE isn't laying, but everyone else is laying an egg a day pretty much. I thought they were done until spring, I'm not planning on telling them it's still winter. I'm stockpiling eggs in case winter returns to normal and they stop again. [​IMG] I don't want to have to buy eggs, lol.
     
  9. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was down 50% but in the last wk I've jumped to 75. I attibute it to the lengthing days. Photo something or other.
     
  10. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely notice lower production in cold and dreary days. Better weather = higher production.

    This is with no artificial lights.
     

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