3 hens 2 eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andrew1982, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Andrew1982

    Andrew1982 Hatching

    Jul 8, 2010
    why do only two hens lay?

  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    my guess by how your question is asked is you have 2 eggs a day so far. I have 1 hen laying eggs when I 1st got her she was laying 2 days having a rest the 3rd day, then 2 more days of eggs, this week she went to 3 days of eggs and then a day off another 3 eggs. its possible 1 of your hens isnt laying yet or coincidence that they all have a different day off, but then again i'm new to this too and its just a guess.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    We need some more information:

    1. How old are they? Is it possible you just have 1 that hasn't started laying yet?
    2. Are any of them broody or molting? They don't lay at all in this case.
    3. Are any of them new chickens to you? Chickens don't like change, if you have changed something, they will react by not laying.
    4. What are you feeding them? Extra protein may be needed, especially if molting.

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