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My hens are not laying many eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tammysue, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. tammysue

    tammysue Hatching

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    I have 10 Road Island Reds, just last week they were laying about 6 eggs a day. That has now dropped to 1 egg today? They are a little over a year old. We live in Texas so it is hot, can the weather effect them laying eggs? I give then purina layena pellets, in the afternoon I give them ostyer shell, and some chicken scratch (it has corn and birdseed looking stuff in it) We do give them some bread and veggies/fruit but not every day. We are new to raising chickens, but I think they should give us more eggs than even 6.

    Thanks for help!
    Tammy Sue in Texas [​IMG]
     
  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    As I understand it, when it gets really hot, the egg production slacks off. Did it get hotter?
     
  3. tammysue

    tammysue Hatching

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    It has been rainy and muggy till today and it started getting hotter, but not too hot....yet
     

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