How many hens are laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WickeeChickee, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. WickeeChickee

    WickeeChickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 BO's, 25 weeks old. I'm getting 3 eggs a day at almost exactly the same time every day. Is it safe to assume that only 3 hens are laying right now? We started getting eggs when they were 21 weeks. TIA! [​IMG]
     
  2. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you watch them lay over a couple of days, you can't be sure - they don't all lay every day, and new layers may skip a couple of days. I have 5 BOs, 4 are laying. Once there was more than one laying, it was hard to tell 'who dun it'. The only days I know for sure they all laid is the days I have 4 brown eggs.
     
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  3. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And this is why I'm going to shoot for rainbow eggs as my flock ages out - I have 2 EEs, one is laying, and for some reason, I really like knowing which hen laid the egg.
     
  4. WickeeChickee

    WickeeChickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you on that. I guess I'm just nosy and a bit anal lol. Thanks!
     

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