how long until she stops laying a egg every day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sydney13, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    my silkie laid her first egg 14 days ago and today we got her twelfth egg. so far she has laid a egg almost each day so im wondering how long until she will start to slow down with the laying? and when will she go broody?
     
  2. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she's the only one laying? It's unusual for hen to lay continuously more than 5-10 days. The egg takes 25 hours to form and be laid so a hen lays an hour later each day. They don't lay in the dark so when they lay an egg near sunset, they typically rest a day then start again. However, birds who just start laying are unpredictable until their system gets on a regular schedule. That's why chickens who lay double yolkers are almost always brand new layers. I would imagine she will skip a day pretty soon.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Quote:she is definitely the only one laying because the others are only 7 weeks old but she is about 7 months old
     

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