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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggsgalore, Aug 23, 2008.
The heat has returned to Oregon. Is that an excuse not to lay eggs?
I have yet to have any eggs but have been told high temps or fluctuations in temps can cause laying to stop.
How old are they?
Could they be molting?
I see you have free range, could they have a new spot to lay that you don't know about?
We have found nest with several dozen eggs in the past...and the kids had looked everywhere!
Mine start, stop, start, and stop at this time of year.
Between the heat, and the molting they never know what they want to do.
So, I'd say its a very good excuse...
The 3 older hens are one and a half years old and the 3 pullets are 5 months old and laying a little egg here and there. They are molting and to top it off, they found themselves rooming in with a rooster one morning a few weeks ago.
Guess, I'll wait until they feel everything is back to normal.
The dogs have to do without eggs .
My little flock of 9 have been moody about laying lately too. One day 5 eggs, next day 2, next day1 or none, and then back to 5.
But we have had rain...then hot...then rain...now luke warm again. Joy of Oregon...if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes..lol
I live in an area that has extreme summer temps, todaywas 105 and medium winter temps, around 25 at the coldest night. Will they all still lay? They are laying now...
its the heat my girls will skip a day when its 90s or 100s but you know i would too if i were them
EggsGalore, you're going to have to change your screen name if this keeps up.
Ha! Buff hooligans is right. You need a new name!
go figure. I never know that those birdies will do or, when its over, why they done did it.