how to encourage all hens to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joycorbin, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. joycorbin

    joycorbin Hatching

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    I have 5 hens: 1 bantam, 2 redstars, and 1 redrock who're all around 5 months old-old enough to be laying. My wonder though is why all my girls are not laying; on average I'm getting 2 eggs a day. I know my bantam has only laid 1 egg because it was blueish, but I'm not sure who's been laying the laid eggs. I've received maybe about a dozen so far.
    How can I encourage ALL my girls to lay?
     
  2. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

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    Some chickens just take more time than others. Some won’t lay till 6 months and I’ve had some that didn’t lay till 9 months. It’s just a waiting game.
     
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