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Why are my six hens only giving me 1-2 eggs a day???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ckw1205, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. ckw1205

    ckw1205 In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2010
    I recently became the parent of three hens and a rooster and then a month later added three more...they are sex links and light Brahmas I think...they were all laying before I got them and they have dwindled down to only giving me one to two eggs a day out of them all. There are four nesting boxes with hay in them and, at someone else's suggestion, I put wooden eggs in two of them...that hasnt helped yet (put them in there on Monday)...any ideas?? Also, two of the sex links are sitting on the ground a lot in the coop...havent layed there yet, but they dig out a spot and just sit there during the day...the three sex links are really mean to the brahmas and the rooster has begun to be the same although the sex links treat him that way, lol...any ideas?

  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    How old are your hens?
  3. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    Carmichael, CA
    its going to depend on the age and how long you have had them, also where you live, i am in N CA, its been unseasonably warm the last week, i have had a couple less eggs than usual. If they are anywhere between 1 year and 18 months, they could be starting to moult, generally when they moult (replace all their feathers) the egg laying falls off some because all of their energy goes into feather reproduction.

    Also, it takes a couple weeks for them to settle into new digs, once they are comfortable that your place is their new home, the egg production could also go back up.

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