Hens laying extremely inconstantly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKeep01, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently my 2 pekin bantams went broody so i broke them and they have both stared laying again but one is laying extremely inconstantly she will lay one then miss a day (i expect that since shes a bantam) then she wont lay for a week then lay 3 in a row then nothing for a while then some in a normal pattern then the pattern just repeats its self why is he doing this?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    They are not bred for egg production, so laying is inconsistent. It is normal for the breed as they are more natural as far as laying, where they lay clutches to hatch, as opposed to an egg laying breed developed to lay more steady.
     
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