Why am I not getting as many eggs as usual?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Charlotte, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Hello,
    My chickens used to lay I have 7 and only get 4 eggs or sometimes 6 why never 7? They are still ment to be laying but why aren't they??
    They could be laying somewhere else but how do I stop that there cage is not big enough to keep them locked in all day please help.
    Thankyou [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Where are you located? As the daylight gets shorter and the temps get colder they will slow down
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens lay by daylight hours the day is now getting short so egg production is going to slow down & then stop, unless you put lights with a timer on them & give them more daylight time.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    There have been several threads here daily on this subject. If you live up north, you need to concern yourself with the size of their cage, not how many eggs.... Locking them up would likely not change the number of eggs anyway.
     
  5. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    My chicken cage has lots of trees around it but my dad is going to cut them down [​IMG]
    Do you recken that might help? And my mum will only let me keep my babys if they lay its annoying I love them so much im atached but it is a lot of money with other pets on the line(HORSES, COWS, DOGS, 1 CAT, AND chickYS) Its a lot to pay for. Oh and we live on the sunshine coast so does that change anything it has been raining and that makes the place dark but then come the sunny days and they still dont all lay. I will tell them to hide under a chair if they dont start laying [​IMG]
     

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