Adopted Hens and Egg Production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beakner, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Beakner

    Beakner Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    So I had three hens, lost one to a predator, and picked up two new ones.

    After two weeks the new hens started laying and laid each day for four consecutive days.

    They laid again two days later, and then stopped, and then laid again, and have now stopped.

    My two original hens, though, remain faithful (I am spoiled as a result) and are the same age as my newly adopted ones, 13 months. Is this hit-and-miss laying with new hens normal? Or is it simply in their particular biology? They are all Golden Comets.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    Are you positive about their age? Older hens lay sporadically. Thats the only thing I can think of. I am by no means a pro.

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