Many factors can affect egg production in your flock, like:
• Day length – 16 hours of day length is ideal for egg production
• Breed – not all breeds are good egg layers!
• Age – egg production decreases each year
• Feed – chickens need proper nutrition to maintain year-round production
• Water – even a few hours without water can affect egg production
• Temperature – extreme weather will affect egg production, and certain breeds handle heat or cold better than others
• Molt – molt can happen any time of year
• Illness & Parasites
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Dreaming of endless eggs? Keep in mind that as your hens get older, egg counts may naturally change. High-producing, well-fed backyard hens can lay up to 250 eggs in the first year. From there, egg production will naturally decrease over time as hens age.
To best support your girls throughout their life, make sure to feed a Purina complete layer feed to help hens lay strong and stay strong.
If you’re welcoming new chicks, read baby chick care tips to learn how can you give them a solid start.
Having a healthy and productive flock starts with good nutrition.
Incubating eggs is a 21-day project that can be successful with care, vigilance and planning.