my girls laid eggs all winter, but 2 days now none.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spitman, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    I put a light on a timer and for the most part kept the coop 35- 45 deg. all winter. I have 10 girls and would get 7 - 9 eggs a day all winter. I spoil them , and water and feed them religiously.
    However I was out of the country on a missions trip for 10 days , and my wife doesn't deal with them as well LOL . She let them run out of water 2 times and feed once. But she did let them outside to roam because the weather was mild. 32- 48 deg. When I got home they were out of water and food , probably for a day. And I stooped getting Eggs the day after I got home. They are about 11 months old but I don't see any sign of malt. Could I't just be the end of there cycle , or that they noticed the season still winter, I dont see any mites or worms. Or that they are mad for me leaving them LOL any suggestions would be Great Thanks.
  2. Lesa

    Lesa Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    A couple days of regular food and water and I bet they will be back on track. I read somewhere how much water it takes to generate an egg- and it was a lot...

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