i have 19 layers and getting 12 eggs a day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why cant i get them all to lay. they have layer mash, fresh water 24/ 7 nice dry coop . 14 nest boxes , nice big fenced run to go in and out every day free choice. what else could they want lol. i know which ones arent laying the (7 older birds) 1 to 2 years old. the other 12 birds are 8 month olds. they are doing great . i have delawares, cinnamon queens, gold laced wyandottes, buff orpingtons, and red sex links,
     
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  2. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are your older girls per chance molting?
     
  3. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is getting dark earlier and that is supposed to slow down laying.
     
  4. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are your older girls per chance molting?

    nope not molting already did that. months ago.
     
  5. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have a light on a timer in the coop on at 3am off at 8am started that back in september. the most eggs iv gotten a day was 16 eggs twice since adding the light. other than that 9- 13 eggs a day .
     
  6. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most breeds do not lay every day. I looked up the averge rate of lay for my five varieties and how many of each. Then did the math which told me to expect 16.8 eggs a day from my 25 birds. Before it got dark so early and so cold, my best day was 22. I don't know if I will have some 25 egg days in the spring.
     
  7. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Quote:Are your older girls per chance molting?

    nope not molting already did that. months ago.

    Well then time to read those older gals a bedtime story right out of the book 1001 ways to prepare chicken for the dinner table.

    J/K give them some more time.

    Are the older gals combs and wattles back to full color?
     
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  8. crumpet

    crumpet Out Of The Brooder

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    Twelve eggs a day with nineteen layers is really good production. They don't all lay every single day. Some will, but others will be taking a break or will be on an every-other-day schedule.

    I have nineteen girls and consider 9 eggs a day a good day!
     

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