low egg production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dsmvalley, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. dsmvalley

    dsmvalley New Egg

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    well my dog got in and killed 3 of our chickens, 1 salmon favorelle rooster and 2 hamburg hens. every since the egg production has been much lower.........we started w 21 total and now with the 18 remaining hens of various types we are down to 3-6 eggs per day..........we have blue andalusians, red leghorns some spangled hamburgs etc

    one thing i have noticed is that i gave them water for a period of time with the avian 2000 additive from mcmurrays............this was stopped 2 weeks ago but some of the hens are pooping black!!!.........

    any thoughts????............thx so much for all the advice in the past and thx for this help as well!![​IMG]
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about their poo but you may need some more egg laying breeds.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You don't mention how long ago you lost some of your flock to the dog, but the stress of a dog attack can throw them off of egg laying for awhile.
    Also, decreased daylight hours in the wintertime can slow production.
    Since you had good production in the past, I would think it was one of those two things.
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog "got in" and killed my chicks.

    Some dogs and chicken don't mix.

    Advice:

    If you can not handle both, give up on either dog or chicken.
     

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