Poor Egg Production

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

  1. Winstarr Chicks

    Winstarr Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​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 Chicken Obsessed

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  6. Winstarr Chicks

    Winstarr Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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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