Lack of eggs.

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Boxfanman

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Lack of eggs.
« on: November 07, 2008, 12:00 »
My girls - 7 were up until two three weeks ago laying 7 eggs a day, this has dropped off to 1 or 2 a day.

Is this normal?

Are there any ways to increase egg production?

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Vember

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 12:07 »
Hi Boxfanman :)

Are any of them moulting? That may reduce egg numbers.
Also the fact that the day's are shorter (less daylight) will play apart :)

You could give them some artificial light in the coop but personally I see winter as a time for a break for them all :D

Sarah :)

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Boxfanman

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Lack of eggs.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 12:11 »
Quote from: "Vember"
Hi Boxfanman :)

Are any of them moulting? That may reduce egg numbers.
Also the fact that the day's are shorter (less daylight) will play apart :)

You could give them some artificial light in the coop but personally I see winter as a time for a break for them all :D

Sarah :)
No none moulting yet, but have seen more feathers than normal in the coop, no chance of artificial light as there is no power where they are kept.

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Bodger

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 13:42 »
My pullets are starting to slow down to. The only way to keep them going is by the use of artificial lighting.

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compostqueen

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 15:14 »
Mine are still going full pelt. Long may it continue  :D

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karlooben

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 17:02 »
so are mine compostqueen but due to them now being on antiboitics the eggs have got to go on the compost for a month  :cry:  :cry:  but i cant risk making anyone ill u never know someone may eat an egg an have a side affect from the drugs .
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 18:11 »
My 3 birds are averaging 2 eggs a day at the mo.

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Kate and her Ducks

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 18:13 »
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My 3 birds are averaging 2 eggs a day at the mo.


Wow! When I first read that I thought you meant each! :oops:
Think my brain is melting.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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chickenlady

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 22:04 »
My 2 ambers that started laying end of Aug have slowed down, only had 3 eggs from each of them this week! but my 3 girls who started laying about 3 wks ago have managed 6-7 each this week!!! :D still nothing from my other 2 25 weekers though! :(
thinks her guardian angel`s gone on strike !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GrannieAnnie

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008, 22:07 »
some of my 21 week Amberlinks have started to lay now, and I hope they will carry on as last year's 12 still laid between 8 & 12 all through the winter.



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