was getting a dozen eggs a day now only 5or 6 eggs a day why...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there not molting they are healthy they get plenty of layer mash and fresh water. they range from 6 months old to 1.5 yrs old. of the 23 birds i was getting a dozen a day and now this past week they went on strike . i put a light in the coop where the days are shorter here in the northeast. thinking that might help on at 4am and off at 7am 3 more hrs of light to bring it to 14 hrs they roost at 6pm.
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    what breeds are they? I think that would be helpful information for the experts.
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:nh reds , buff orps delaware red sex links gl wyanndottes.
     
  4. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems to be everyone's problem. I wonder who is my local egg layers union rep. I am ready to start the bargaining process now.

    In all seriousness, this winter is predicted to be an El Nino year in the West. Also, the Jet Stream is suppose to dip down pretty low bringing a lot more storms to the lower 48s. These girls are probably shutting down early to prepare for a long, wet winter.

    Or, the economy has made them consider holding onto their nest eggs [​IMG]

    Edited for minor grammatical errors.
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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  5. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Is there any chance your BO's are trying to go broody? also, I'm not sure, but I'm thinking the red sex links lay like crazy for 2 years and then kind of slow down.
     
  6. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a week of heavy rain and now temps 20 degrees cooler than they were a week ago. My four layers have just about quit and they all( 1 BO and 3 BR's) had been giving an egg a day. Now I'm lucky to get one a day. This will be their first winter. Maybe that is part of it.
     

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