Egglaying Question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TonyNOLA, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. TonyNOLA

    TonyNOLA New Egg

    Aug 11, 2015
    New Orleans
    How many consecutive days can a hen lay?

    One of my RIRs started laying at 20-21wks, I have collected an egg 22 out 23 days from her. I have never seen my other RIR in the nest box and she does not have the cone and wattle color and size of my laying RIR.

    2 Rhode Island Reds 24wks old
    1 Brown Danish Leghorn 25-26 wks old
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte 25-26 wks old

    Is this normal?

    Is it possible?

    She laid 3 eggs then took one day off and now 18 days in a row.

    I have never collected two RIR eggs in the same day and I feel my 2nd RIR is just now getting close to laying 1-2 weeks away.


  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    A good layer can give you an egg a day for quite a long time, certainly months and some can continue to produce them throughout the laying season, though these hens tend to quit laying earlier in their lives as opposed to a more leisurely layer who can keep laying for many years just less in the year.
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  3. beginnergirl

    beginnergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2015
    Pacific Nortwest
    Great information! My BR has laid an egg every single day for a month. The poor girl only took off one Sunday. I'm not giving them any artificial light. I'm amazed.

    My EE is laying maybe five eggs a week.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I had a pullet that went 49, 34, 20 day stretches with one day off in between in her first months laying....
    ....she still lays 5-7 a week at 18 months old, I am using supplemental lighting.
  5. beginnergirl

    beginnergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2015
    Pacific Nortwest
    49 days laying everyday! Incredible. My girl took a break the day I wrote the last post. I'm going to count how many days she lays in a row. To me it is really amazing.

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