Thunderstorms and egg production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RUNuts, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. RUNuts

    RUNuts Free Ranging

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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?
     
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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Drastic temperature changes - either way. Long periods of hot weather. Moving them from one coop to another.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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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.
     
  4. Molpet

    Molpet Crossing the Road

    Weather extremes, dark days
    crowding,. Too many cockerels harassing
    Changing coop or rearranging
    predators ...even at night on top of the secure coop
     
  5. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    Boils down to basically stress, daylight, and feed.
     
  6. RUNuts

    RUNuts Free Ranging

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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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