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When do they lay everyday

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This is my first post/first time raising chickens so any help would be really really appreciated. 

I was under the impression that chickens lay every 25 hours. so approximately every day.  I have 3 hens and they just started laying.

The first day they laid 3 eggs
the next day: none.
the next day: one
over the last week I either found no eggs or only one.

My question is this: When do hens start laying every day?  about how long after they lay their first egg will they be laying every day?

also. could it be that a snake would eat an egg? I went into a the coop yesterday and there was a big fat snake in the coop.

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 8

Not all hens lay every day.  Breed and genetic line has a lot to do with their productivity,  their environment, age and diet affects it as well.  Because they just started laying it can be intermittent for some time until they come into full production, so just because they don't lay every day now doesn't mean they never will, but do know that is a possibility.  What breed hens do you have?

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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post #3 of 8

Mine still do not lay regularly...welcome to BYC!

Empty Nester mother of a son and daughter, married for almost 25 years, I have 2 chihuahuas, 30 chickens including Ameraucanas, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Columbian Wyandottes,a bunny and several cats. Life is great!

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Empty Nester mother of a son and daughter, married for almost 25 years, I have 2 chihuahuas, 30 chickens including Ameraucanas, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Columbian Wyandottes,a bunny and several cats. Life is great!

http://www.lazyjoranch.com
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post #4 of 8
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They're Speckled Sussex hens. 

And thank you for the warm welcome! smile


Edited by Noodle - 8/27/10 at 5:25pm
post #5 of 8

There are exceptions to the rule, but Speckled Sussex tend to be moderate egg layers.  Every other day is more likely for them.

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Noodle 

I went into a the coop yesterday and there was a big fat snake in the coop.


Yes snakes will eat the eggs! Find out how it got in there and plug up the hole!

Proud momma of 4 boys, 1 girl, 1 lab, 6 goldfish, 1 Russian Tortoise and a flock of 6 Buff Orpringtons, 6 Anconas (one's a rooster), 6 Barred Rocks, 3 Easter Eggers, 3 Leghorns, 2 Black Sex Links and 1 Andalusian.
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Proud momma of 4 boys, 1 girl, 1 lab, 6 goldfish, 1 Russian Tortoise and a flock of 6 Buff Orpringtons, 6 Anconas (one's a rooster), 6 Barred Rocks, 3 Easter Eggers, 3 Leghorns, 2 Black Sex Links and 1 Andalusian.
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post #7 of 8

Chickens are not the biological machines many have been led to believe they are, and will never lay every 25 or so hours everyday. They are individuals and their cycles will be individual. If you expect different you will be disappointed, especially if they are kept in somewhat normal conditions i.e. not in cages with special lighting and no variation in food or environment, etc...

But they more than make up for their instability with the quality of the eggs and the entertainment value. smile


Edited by ella - 8/27/10 at 11:28pm
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post #8 of 8

What everyone else said and catch that snake, free loader.I have a bo hen will lay 2 or 3 eggs then have day off your hen will probably do similar patience

An egg by any other name is still an egg
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An egg by any other name is still an egg
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