Why aren't my girls laying. . . . .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by turtlewoman100, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. turtlewoman100

    turtlewoman100 Just Hatched

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    So, my girls aren't laying. They haven't given me an egg in three days- - - -not any of the three of them. They don't seem to be molting. I haven't changed their feed. What's wrong with them. They all three seem pretty healthy, no sniffles or anything. I'm perplexed.:cd
     
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    How hot has it been in Santa Fe these days?
     
  3. turtlewoman100

    turtlewoman100 Just Hatched

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    CluckerCottage,
    It's been in the mid-80's for the last week or so. They have been laying an egg apiece daily without fail. Am I expecting too much?
     
  4. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    No of course you're not expecting too much.
    I can tell you that my hens' production drops quite sharply when it's hot.
    The week before last was brutal here and I was getting like 3 eggs a day from my flock.
    I will ask you this-- do you have snakes in your area?
    If so, know that those critters love fresh eggs and will eat them whole.
     
  5. turtlewoman100

    turtlewoman100 Just Hatched

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    No snakes that I know of. . . . .
     

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