Only one egg

Stacyoung13

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I have posted before about my girls not laying much. I have light in coop. On 6:30 am off 8:30 pm
I have 8 laying hens. I have gone from 6-8 eggs a day to 3-5 a day to just 1 a day. It's 70-80 during the day and about 60 at night. Is there anything else I can do to help them lay more ?
 
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I have posted before about my girls not laying much. I have light in coop. On 6:30 am off 8:30 pm
I have 8 laying hens. I have gone from 6-8 eggs a day to 3-5 a day to just 1 a day. It's 70-80 during the day and about 60 at night. Is there anything else I can do to help them lay more ?
So this happened to me a few months back. Turns out they weren’t getting enough calcium and they were laying shell-less eggs. Because they were rubbery and often laid on the perch at night they would crack and the chickens had it cleaned up before i even knew it happened. I ended up locking them up for a week so that i could more clearly define what was happening.

That was my experience with slowed egg production right about that time. Good luck working your detective skills to figure your hens out!!
 

Stacyoung13

Crowing
Apr 9, 2018
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Jacksonville, Florida
So this happened to me a few months back. Turns out they weren’t getting enough calcium and they were laying shell-less eggs. Because they were rubbery and often laid on the perch at night they would crack and the chickens had it cleaned up before i even knew it happened. I ended up locking them up for a week so that i could more clearly define what was happening.

That was my experience with slowed egg production right about that time. Good luck working your detective skills to figure your hens out!!
I have a camera in the run, (chicken tv) I might have to rewire to the coop
 
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I have a camera in the run, (chicken tv) I might have to rewire to the coop
At first i thought it was just one girl. But when i copped them up for a week, made earlier trips out in the morning and went more often i discovered it was at least 3 but very likely more. 3 was the most i ever found at one time. One evening while i was refilling waters and feeders i actually caught one of them in the process of laying one while on the roost bar. It was amazing to see. But as my best and most consistent layer she cues me in that it was a problem and i needed to switch to the later feed right away!

Could you put the layer feed up higher than where the chicks can get it?
 

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