Only 4 eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BasqueLover, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. BasqueLover

    BasqueLover Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a decent flock of layers, and im only getting 4 eggs a day. I have over 10 and im only getting 4! They are all fed well and all adults. Weird i say.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If you aren't giving supplemental light totaling 14 hours a day, then hey that is pretty good for winter!
     
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  3. snbmikey

    snbmikey New Egg

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    With the supplemental light, what is your opinion, regular "white" light or the red heat light?
     
  4. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 hens laying and recently have gone from getting 3 to 4 eggs per day in sub-zero temps to 1 or 2 per day and the temperature is warmer (low 30's at night) . I have a supplemental light in the coop (red)...not heat light (small reptile light). During cold spell I started feeding them warm oatmeal in the morning and they loved it. That is only change in diet. They are acting perfectly fine. What could the difference be?
     
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  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They say that you should be able to read a newspaper at chicken level on the floor. I never use red lights so I cannot vouch for those at all.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Any stressor can cause reduced laying or cessation in laying.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    White light.
     
  8. BasqueLover

    BasqueLover Out Of The Brooder

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    I use red light, but they go outside in the day so technically both!
     

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