How often do Chickens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dixiehens, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. dixiehens

    dixiehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I got my first egg on Tuesday, Then one on Wednesday, but no egg today. Should I be worried.
    also, I have 3 roosters and 3 hens, I am trying to get rid of two roosters any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    A chicken usually lays an egg every day or every other day. So, if your bird laid an egg two days in a row and then skipped a day, that's usually normal. I suspect that you'll get an egg from her tommorow. It takes a chicken 24-26 hours to form an egg in her oviduct. This accounts for a slightly later laying time each day, until she finally skips a day.
     
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my roosters away for free... If you need them gone fast then that is the quickest way that or sell them cheap...
     
  4. MotherOfChkns

    MotherOfChkns Out Of The Brooder

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    On average a laying hen will give you 2 eggs every 3 days. It's odd when the flock all has their "off" day at the same time and I get 11 eggs one day and 4 eggs the next.
     

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