do first time layers lay everyday?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jkioneil, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Songster

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    yesterday two hens laid us an egg! today only one laid an egg my other girl did the song and spent a long time in her spot but gave up after some time and joined the other girls. Do new layers lay daily? thanks
     
  2. erin76

    erin76 Chirping

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    I have three new layers...they haven't been consistent. Mine have also behaved like they are laying....but nothing. From what I have read on other posts, it can take about a month to get in a groove....
     
  3. MaKettle

    MaKettle Songster

    They are not consistent when they first start laying. My Golden Comet laid a beautiful, double yolk egg and then the 2nd night, she dropped a soft shell in the coop. She was doing very well until I went out of town & while my husband was taking care of them, she did not lay any the entire time that I was gone! They can be very sporadic.
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I think it all depends on the chicken and the breed some don't lay every day anyway
     

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