will layers lay in the heat

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NarutoTn, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    378
    1
    121
    Jun 18, 2009
    Dyersburg
    lately ive been getting about adozen eggs a day.yeaterday it really hot an i found four eggs.what is the problem with my layers?
     
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    idk but i know corn is not good for them in summer and make sure they have plently of shade and cool places to rest and ventilation in the coop
     
  3. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    378
    1
    121
    Jun 18, 2009
    Dyersburg
    no we just feed layer.we r starting to give out snacks too.they have alot of cool area.what is the problem
     
  4. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  5. Jo and Randy

    Jo and Randy Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    May 14, 2009
    we have two hens, and I have the same question because its been hot here in Memphis and the last couple of days they haven't layed any eggs.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    44
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    Quote:My experience is that the hotter it gets the fewer eggs I get. And Nicola is right about the corn- I only give scratch grains as a treat in the winter.

    Good luck- I have been letting mine free range, so they can find cool spots- and they're laying eggs all over the place. Easter egg hunt every day!
     
  7. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    378
    1
    121
    Jun 18, 2009
    Dyersburg
    Jo and Randy i live in dyersburg north of yall. we get the same weather as you most of the time .
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,906
    191
    421
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Mine are laying just fine in 95 degree weather, but I bet when we hit our days of a 100 plus they'll give it up for awhile.
     
  9. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    378
    1
    121
    Jun 18, 2009
    Dyersburg
    the heat index is been 100-110
     
  10. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    we've been in the 90*'s and my gals are going strong

    however

    sometimes you just have an 'off' day - should pick up - let us know!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: