Hen suddenly stopped?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ajosirois, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. ajosirois

    ajosirois New Egg

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    So I am a first-time chicken owner and I have a question. I have a hen that just started laying two days ago. I know the egg was hers because I only have one other hen and her egg was laid much earlier in the day, and I left it there for a bit so my second hen would know where to lay. I went back later that evening, I would say around 7PM, and there were two eggs! (Plus my second hen had been going in and out of the coop that evening) The last two nights, however, I have only collected one egg from my other hen that has been gracious enough to provide an egg each day! Is there a reason she would suddenly stop, or is it possible it is because she is just "coming of age" so to speak? Thank you for any help you can give me!!!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    She's a novice layer. She's working out the kinks in her system. Give her a month and she'll no doubt be laying like a pro.
     
  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even when she is a champion layer, she will not lay an egg every single day. Depending on the breed, and many other factors, she could lay as little as once a month, or as often as 5 times a week.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not all birds lay every day....and things can be sporadic at first.
    Time will tell.
    It can take up to a month or so for things to smooth out and reach 'normal'...
    .....and even then 'normal' can be variable.
     
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