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No Eggs

Hi All,
Recently purchased a Sussex, Bluebell, Blackrock & a Speckled. Very few eggs... Is the heat effecting laying?

Joebridgeman2004
Monday, July 2nd, 2018

yep and could be young too

Mark R
Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Having the same problem here, definitely the heat, they were laying great until it got warm

christmasdiane
Monday, July 2nd, 2018

I had the same prob and then I started putting out big buckets of water so it be easier for them to drink and they all have started back laying again

Ballinabarney
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Same here with the buckets, still laying fine

Niall124
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Heat definitely affecting egg numbers even with access to water

jjsuper
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Thanks Everyone.... I'll try the buckets and wait for the chill... :-)

Joe

Joebridgeman2004
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Make sure you have a good check for red mite,under perches and in nest boxes,ideal weather for them to multiply,pale combs,no eggs and birds not wanting to go to roost are all indicators that they might be present.

nama-man
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

B******* red mites.a bag of lime and give them plenty the wee itchy b******

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Will white washing walls with lime kill them?

Tw
Thursday, July 5th, 2018

it can but u need to make sure any treatment gets deep into all the nooks, crannies,cracks an joins to where the eggs are.
i use liquid smite, an bleach.

pearl
Thursday, July 5th, 2018

get some pure breed hens they will lay for years in all kinds of weather.
my hens have keep laying and hatching all through the heat

hyland
Friday, July 6th, 2018

I have pure breed hens, wellsummer, and egg production is halved since the hot weather despite access to cool fresh water , shade by an ash tree and no mites or lice, ( Iíve checked )

christmasdiane
Friday, July 6th, 2018

Same as that,not getting a whole pile of eggs myself,I think the weather has them all over the place,first it was too cold, now it's too hot. . .then they'll start to moult,oh well. . .

vmulvany
Friday, July 6th, 2018


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