Thunderstorms and egg production

RUNuts

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Houston had a real humdinger last night. Booms, light shows and all that. The flock that was laying 15 eggs from 17 hens spit out 9 today. I was curious when this would happen and here it is. I even searched the flight cage for another nest. Nope, just the 9.

What causes your egg production to drop the most? Besides winter?
 

aart

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Having too many birds confined in too small a space,
which can happen if they can't go outside due to weather,
even with good bird to space ratio.
Having a neurotic nest-messer harassing the the layers in the nests.
 

RUNuts

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Agreed. Stressors everywhere. This is my first time seeing this. The chickens are accustomed to the dogs now. Not a good thing. They stare at each other through the fencing. Good thing is that neither of them are going over the top at the moment.
 

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