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7, 7, 8, 10, down to 6 eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beverlyl, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2009
    Morristown Arizona
    Okay I have 29 hens and started getting eggs about 2 weeks ago [​IMG] started slow like 1 eggs for 5 days then 2 eggs for a few days then 3 eggs then 7 for two days then one 8 egg day and a 10 egg day, [​IMG] so then yesterday I only got 6 eggs and so far today only 3 so what is the problem? [​IMG] I haven't changed food or anything is this normal when hens first start laying?
    Thanks for any help

  2. staceyl

    staceyl Songster

    Jul 2, 2009
    Yep. I only have 2 laying, but that makes it easy to see who is doing what. It took them both about 2 weeks to get it down to a once/day activity.
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Look at the protien of your feed. It should be 18% or better if it is not find a new feed. Protien has a big effect on egg laying. 16% is way to low for hens that are laying. If you can not find a higher protien chicken feed buy some cheep cat food that is up there in protien and add it to your feed. you will see a vast imporvment in amount of eggs.

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