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Egg laying synchronicity

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by posterchild, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. posterchild

    posterchild In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2011
    Probably a stupid newbie question..... but, do hens start laying at the same time? I ask because I have 4 hens, all different breeds, one is 16 weeks, one 17 weeks and two are 20 weeks. None are laying.

    Will I find that they'll all start to lay at different times? Or once one starts, do they all get in "sync" hormonally and start popping them out like there's no tomorrow, so to speak?


  2. kcjones

    kcjones Songster

    May 2, 2011
    i had 1 start laying, 4 days later another started, an am still waiting for the rest, the other hens are very interested an sometimes gather an watch
  3. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Songster

    May 23, 2010
    Webster City, IA
    They each lay at their own pace. We have 20 girls right now born in Mid-march. One started laying several weeks ago, now we have around 7 that are laying. Still waiting on the rest to "grow up" and quit free-loading! [​IMG]
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Quote:ditto..sometimes I'm getting up to 10 a day now..but seriously...I have 30 hens...all laying age; but only one of my younger ones EE'ers are laying..but I suspsect only 10 ar elaying total...
    c'mon ladies..get with the program!

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