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6 chicks but only 4 laying????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by genetics chick, May 21, 2010.

  1. genetics chick

    genetics chick Hatching

    Jul 24, 2009
    Oxford, ct
    We have 6 chicks but only 4 have been laying eggs in the past couple of weeks....We never had all 6 laying at the same time, but we usually get 5 and sometime 6 eggs..but now we are down to 4 eggs a day....The chicks are almost a year old...They will be a year in August. The all appear at be healthy.....Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well, chickens don't lay everyday. Some lay 3 or 4 eggs a week, while others lay 5 or 6 eggs a week. So yours are obviously laying on different days, with their off days on different days. When mine first started laying, I think they laid a little more often than they do now, alhtough not by much. Also, molting will result in a slowdown, even if it's a slow molt. I think 4 eggs a day out of 6 hens isn't that bad.

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