do first time layers lay everyday?

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

  1. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    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

    May 17, 2010
    Battle Ground, WA
    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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