At this time of year, it’s not uncommon for hens to lay as few as two eggs each week, or none at all if you’re particularly unlucky.
Reproduction in chickens is controlled by their internal biological clocks, just as it is in all other animals.
Several physiological factors lead hens to stop laying eggs in the fall.
In this article, we will discuss the factors that result in a drop in egg production in hens, followed by strategies for increasing egg production.
1. Select healthy chicken breeds
Picking the proper breeds of chickens at the outset is the first step in guaranteeing a steady supply of eggs from your flock.
There are many different breeds of chicken, each with its own set of quirks and advantages. In contrast to the champion varieties that lay an egg every day, the average egg production of other breeds is so low that they are rarely kept as pets.
Some breeds are also prone to become broody, which means they will attempt to hatch the eggs they lay. Hens stop laying eggs for as long as a few months while they’re broody.
List of the best egg-laying chicken breeds:
- Red Rhode
- Comet’s Gold