large drop in eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by xianshouston, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. xianshouston

    xianshouston In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2014
    Our chickens are 10 mos old. They started laying in October. We got up to 7-9 eggs a day then during December and most of January dropped down to 4-5 eggs. The end of January we went back up to 7-8 a day. But this week we have only gotten 1 or 2 a day. This is the first bad weather we have had with snow (although we had some really cold weather in December). Do you think it is weather related? Or is something else going on?
  2. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chirping

    Sep 17, 2014
    Southern Oregon
    Have you checked them for lice or mites. Or did you change their feed? Aside from that then it is probably the weather. They should pick back up as the days get longer.
  3. xianshouston

    xianshouston In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2014
    I haven't checked them recently for mites or lice, but no change in feed. We were late getting them out this morning because the coop doors were iced shut - I felt so bad for them although they didn't come up much today either.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How many birds in how big a coop(feet by feet)?

    Egg production can ebb and flow......if they are confined more during bad weather, might be some stress that can stymie production.

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