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How many consecutive days can a hen lay?

 

One of my RIRs started laying at  20-21wks, I have collected an egg 22 out 23 days from her. I have never seen my other RIR in the nest box and she does not have the cone and wattle color and size of my laying RIR.

 

2 Rhode Island Reds             24wks old

1 Brown Danish Leghorn       25-26 wks old

1 Silver Laced Wyandotte      25-26 wks old

 

 

Is this normal?

 

Is it possible?

 

She laid 3 eggs then took one day off and now 18 days in a row.

 

 

I have never collected two RIR eggs in the same day and I feel my 2nd RIR is just now getting close to laying 1-2 weeks away.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

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A good layer can give you an egg a day for quite a long time, certainly months and some can continue to produce them throughout the laying season, though these hens tend to quit laying earlier in their lives as opposed to a more leisurely layer who can keep laying for many years just less in the year.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

A good layer can give you an egg a day for quite a long time, certainly months and some can continue to produce them throughout the laying season, though these hens tend to quit laying earlier in their lives as opposed to a more leisurely layer who can keep laying for many years just less in the year.
Great information! My BR has laid an egg every single day for a month. The poor girl only took off one Sunday. I'm not giving them any artificial light. I'm amazed.

My EE is laying maybe five eggs a week.
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I had a pullet that went 49, 34, 20 day stretches with one day off in between in her first months laying....

....she still lays 5-7 a week at 18 months old, I am using supplemental lighting.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Originally Posted by aart View Post

I had a pullet that went 49, 34, 20 day stretches with one day off in between in her first months laying....
....she still lays 5-7 a week at 18 months old, I am using supplemental lighting.
49 days laying everyday! Incredible. My girl took a break the day I wrote the last post. I'm going to count how many days she lays in a row. To me it is really amazing.
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