weather and eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by troutlakearts, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. troutlakearts

    troutlakearts In the Brooder

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    We have six girls about 7-8 months old and we are in central florida.
    A couple of weeks ago we had some days of heavy rain and now the temp. is in the mid to high 90's. Most days they lay 4 to 5 eggs.
    Today we only got 2.
    My question is, does the weather affect their laying and what else can we expect this summer?
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

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    Hmm, that's an interesting question. I know stress affects egglaying, and it seems like that could include heat stress.

    But I don't really know for sure. I'll wait here with you to see if someone else does...
     
  3. heat and humidity can cut their egg production by 50% sometimes
     
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Some hens will quit laying all together when it's really hot, then resume when it cools off.
     

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