9 chickens (7-8 months old) and 2 eggs a day? Is this normal??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kellykate, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Yarmouth, Maine
    I have a 9 chickens (see sig line for the breeds) and am getting 2 eggs a day. I know the Cochin hasn't started laying her comb is still yellow!!

    THey are eating Blue Seal Organic Layer feed along with what they pick up free-ranging in the afternoon. Fresh water, clean coop -- tons of room! The most eggs we have ever seen in one day is 4 (that was about 3-4 weeks ago and I think 4 at the time hadn't started laying).

    I have a light on a timer that we started last week -- but it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference.

    I don't see tons of feathers around -- they definitely aren't naked looking. Is is possible a few are in a molt and I don't even know it?

    Let me know if you have any ideas! [​IMG]
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    My guess would be the day light hours are effecting them, but a lot things could cause it. If the light is going to help, it will take a while for them to adjust, especially if you add light hours gradually.

    What breeds are they? I ask because some breeds start laying later than others, and some breeds lay less frequently than others.
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    Opps, sorry. I just noticed your breeds are listed in your signature.

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