Lack of egg production in summer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TXChickMama, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. TXChickMama

    TXChickMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I have six hens that started laying this spring. I get 5-6 eggs a day normally, but lately I've only gotten 3 sometimes and now yesterday we only got one! I was wondering if the summer heat will cause them to lay fewer eggs? We are in Houston,TX so it's been pretty toasty, but they have shade, water, and are supposed to be heat tolerant birds. (5 RIR and 1 red sex link)
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    even heat tolerant birds can over heat. lots of shade and water, frozen fruit, and watermelon help with the heat
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Most hens slow down during the heat of summer and many quit for a while. They pick up for a bit in the fall. Spring is when you get your best production.
     
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