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Eggs ( Young Hens)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gene22222222, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. gene22222222

    gene22222222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi one of my hens is 17 weeks old. She Laid 6 small eggs, but stopped for 3 days now. Does anyone know if this is Normal for young hens. The other 18 hens has not laid yet . They are also 17 weeks old.
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Most of your birds, at 17 weeks and at this time of year aren't likely to lay for several weeks or even months.
    What breed/s?

    Well, all I can say is that they aren't laying machines. Egg laying is ovulation. Does anyone know if ovulation in humans is like clockwork from the onset? I think not.
     
  3. gene22222222

    gene22222222 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are Brown Laying Hens
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Brown leghorns or layers of brown eggs?

    17 weeks is extremely young to start laying, especially at this time of year.
     
  5. gene22222222

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    They are brown Layers of Brown eggs
     

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