Laying habits

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenmom1, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. chickenmom1

    chickenmom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,
    Are your chickens inconsistent in thier laying habits? I have 20 laying hens and I get anywhere from 5-12 eggs a day and lately it's been more like 5. There were a couple of hot days and I factored that in. The girls are about 2 1/2 now, but very healthy. My husband changed thier feed last week, can that have something to do with it?
    Thanks,
    J
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes,

    Heat and the change in feed can contribute to inconsistency.

    I have 4 hens. 2 are egg laying machines. My EE is extremely erratic. Lays for a week or two, then nothing for months.

    More likely it's because your hens are 2 1/2 yo. That's about the time the start slowing down. I have a 4+ yo and she still lays, maybe 2+ eggs per week.

    Imp
     
  3. chickenmom1

    chickenmom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much.
     

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