Production Decrease

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessicag14, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. jessicag14

    jessicag14 In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2012
    I have 12 RIR, a leghorn, 2 barred rocks (hen and rooster), and an old bantam (who rarely lays). They are all around 18 months old. I usually get 12+ eggs a day. The last week I have only been getting 5-6 eggs a day. What could be causing this decrease?

    -They were locked out side for 2 days this weekend while we did some construction inside the coop. Stress?
    -They have been eating a lot more pears and tomatoes because that's whats ripening fast. They have access to layer food at all times. Diet?
    -We processed one of the roosters that was in their pen a week or two ago. Stress?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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