Sudden Drop in Egg Production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrbstephens, May 22, 2011.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 10 hens. I've been getting between 6 and 9 a day from them this spring until two days ago. I collected 3. Today I collected 2. They do not free range. I have a very large run for them and a hen house. There are really no places at all where they could be hiding them. I searched yesterday and again today. Nothing. What's the deal???
     
  2. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could it be the weather causing this? We had a full week straight of rain. The last two days have been pretty nice, but unfortunately it looks like we'll get another week of rain. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Has it been hotter there?
     
  4. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    No. Colder and tons and tons and tons of rain.
     
  5. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  6. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That thread is about fall/winter egg production drop. This is still spring..........I have not checked for mites. I'd be surprised, because I use DE in their hen house.
     
  7. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chick-in-florida

    chick-in-florida Chillin' With My Peeps

    happened to us about a month ago. turned out they had worms. we wormed them all and back to normal now. it was a huge drop in egg production and they did not behave differently at all but it was worms.
     
  9. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:How did you know it was worms? Did you find something to indicate that?
     
  10. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone else?
     

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