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

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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