How often do Chickens lay?

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

  1. dixiehens

    dixiehens Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2014
    Gainesville Florida
    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

    Jul 24, 2013
    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

    Jan 18, 2014
    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

    Oct 3, 2014
    Santa Cruz mountains
    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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