Tuesday, October 2, 2012

20 Possible Causes for a Decrease in Egg Production

by Lisa Steele from Fresh Eggs Daily

Egg production naturally ebbs and flows in a backyard flock.  Because the hens are not living in a light/temperature-consistent, confined and controlled environment like commercially raised hens, it's natural that they will respond to different stimuli (or the lack thereof) by ceasing egg production.

Chickens are extremely routine-oriented and any change in routine can throw off their laying. I've written out some of the more common reasons why a hen might stop laying, or lay at a reduced rate.

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