not getting a lot of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    i have 23 layers age 1 year to 15 months. egg production dropped about 5 weeks ago when i added 10 new 1 year old birds to the flock . i went from a dozen a day to half a dozen a day. the past week its gotten a little better getting 6-9 eggs a day. i have 1, 15 month old that is molting. dont know what up with the rest. i treated them for lice and mites. they have feed available 24/7 i feed layer mash . plenty of clean water. any suggestions.[​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd guess they're reacting to the introduction of the new birds, but they might all be going into a molt or partial molt, too. Or maybe it's that the days are getting shorter.
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