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Low Egg Production With Supplemental Light

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JacobMaxwell, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lately I've only been getting four or five eggs from my six fifteen month old red sex link laying hens. They have an infra-red 175W heat lamp that turns on at 6:30 and turns off a 9:30. This gives them sixteen hours of daylight. None are showing any signs of egg binding, and all are active. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that 4-5 per day? If so that is not bad for 6 birds this time of year with or without extra light.
     
  3. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. I was feeling a little worried mostly because in the summer I had always been getting six eggs a day except for once every couple of weeks when I'd get five. I guess a lamp isn't as effective as full daylight for the right amount of time
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  4. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah and temps play into it too. We can manipulate them to laying, but by nature their bodies tell them its too cold, not enough light and not a good time to raise babies in the wild.
     

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