Plummeting productivity!

January 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Well, I guess it had to happen – today was our first eggless day since the 18th of July. Summer should be a good laying period but our girls have taken the hot weather (and it has been hot) as a reason to moult and/or go broody.

No, they definitely aren't growing on trees right now

No, they definitely aren't growing on trees right now

Here at ChookeNZ we get a bit obsessive about statistics from time to time, so here’s the analysis. Since the beginning of September we’ve been keeping track of the weekly egg totals. This is presented below, and gives an idea of the rapid drop in production – two weeks ago we got 32, last week just 13.

Weekly egg totals

Weekly egg totals

So, considering witholding periods etc, maybe this is a good time to worm them?!

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