Need an Opinion on Egglaying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BioBob, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. BioBob

    BioBob In the Brooder

    May 14, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I have 14 chickens, of which 2 are currently in Molt.

    Today I got 13 eggs! (Yesterday was never above freezing, and today it got to 35)

    Is this possible?

    3 days ago I began adding dry cat food (30% protein) to their feed (25/75 mix) for the molting girls.

    Have I upset their metabolism?

  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Sure,it's possible. Adding protein always increases egg production for me and the cold temps do not effect a hen as much as you would think. egg production here has tripled over the last few days here and our high temps have been in the teens. It's the amount of light that is most important and the days have been sunny. Congrats!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My 22 month old Delaware hen is molting and she still lays 2-3 eggs a week.

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