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Poor Egg Production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Winstarr Chicks, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Winstarr Chicks

    Winstarr Chicks In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2013
    I have 14 hens and I 'm only getting 1 to 3 eggs a day. I have tried lights coming on at 3:30 AM and going off at 8:00 AM but it hasn't worked. Most of my Americanas (8) are less than 2 years old and my Sex Links are about 3 years. I live in Windsor, California and our lowest early morning temperatures have been around 34 degrees F. My ladies go inside their coop in my barn at dusk. Any suggestions?

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    Thats normal, they will come and go for different reasons ! weather changing, change of food, new area etc. Be patience !
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    They free range all day? Kept in a run?
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] For how long have you been supplying supplemental lighting? At 3 years of age the sex links are very likely at the tail end of their productivity. As long as they have ready access to adequate feed and water, low ambient temperatures have very little impact on egg production in my experience.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  6. Winstarr Chicks

    Winstarr Chicks In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2013
    Thank you. I know they'll start as the time goes on but it's discouraging because they don't stop eating. Expensive eggs! By the way, I have found out the secret for peeling FRESH hard boiled eggs. Even if they're only a few hours out of the nest. I tried all the tricks like ice cubes, puncturing the eggs, etc, and none of them worked. Lemme know if you're curious.

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