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5 chickens - 4 eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dtchick, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. dtchick

    dtchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have five red star hens who have been laying for about 6 weeks now. They've gotten quite dependable but our typical yield is 4 eggs a day. Is this because one isn't laying or is this just the average? I'm not worried about getting more eggs; we average 25 or so a week, but I'm curious as to why we never have a five egg day. Any ideas?
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    It's just their cycles. One is taking the day off while the other 4 work, each day. it's typical. Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  3. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i Agree! [​IMG]
     
  4. meathook

    meathook Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 red stars and 1 EE they were 20 weeks old Monday they started laying at just over 17 weeks and the EE was in week 20. They are doing great with 4 or 5 eggs a day. We were wondering the same thing though is it one hen who isn't laying or are they just sharing the load. [​IMG] Keeping our fingers crossed for a 100% day just to be sure.
     
  5. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ,dtchick and meathook
     
  6. meathook

    meathook Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I guess I just needed to post something to get 100%. I usually go out to do one last check on the girls, lock the man door and turn out the light before I go to bed. It is single digits here so I am going to leave the light on tonight. Anyway, there in the middle of the floor was a soft shell egg so that makes six for the day. We have had our share of soft shells sometimes two at a time as their systems are getting fired up. Iwas hoping we were done with them. Still waiting for 100% hard shell.

    I wish I could tell who was laying what. I wonder if most of the soft shells are coming from one hen or are they all doing a few as they start to lay?
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010

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