Storms and decreased laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hippie Chicks Mom, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Near Old Forge NY
    OK, so does anyone have the experience of your girls laying less before/during/after a large storm? We recently had a large storm come through and our girls production was down and now is back to their norm. The co-op was out of eggs for 2 weeks after the storm because the girls stopped laying.
  2. kdmburnett

    kdmburnett Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2010
    same thing here1 i was getting 18-20 eggs daily until a mass of thunderstorms and rain came through last month and then again this past weekend.......production dropped by 50% overnight! slowly came back up on good, bright days but down again as soon as the storms hit.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mine are weird; they IMPROVE their frickin' laying when we have nasty weather. The current suspicious is that it scares it out of them [​IMG]

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