wondering whether the weather is doing it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Minniechickmama, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have been getting between 9-12 eggs a day, depending on how many have laid in the nest boxes instead of being sneaky and hiding them on us. Yesterday and today this hellacious weather has been blowing everything like crazy, the birds hardly got out and roamed around at all today. I only got 3 eggs yesterday and 2 today. Do any of you think it is just the weather. yes, I have some that are molting, but not that many.
    Just curious if anyone can weigh in on my suspicions.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Well, Stress can effect laying, and the darker days of fall, as well as the darkness of the storm. I'm sure the molting contributes also. Sounds like you may have had the perfect storm.

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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    My birds are disturbed by wind storms. Not too much else causes alarm. It can be thundering/lightning/rain/sleet/snow and they are absolutely unperturbed, but if the wind is howling they get worried and I will see a decrease in egg laying.
     

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