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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MarcieDM, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. MarcieDM

    MarcieDM In the Brooder

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    I have 8 hens, 2 RIR and 6 Gold Sex Links. 7 have been laying since August. I have never gotten 8 eggs. I know the reds are laying, not sure which of the golds is not. Can hens just not have any eggs to lay? I'm a newbie chicken owner. Thanks for information.
     

  2. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

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    Almost no chicken will lay everyday.The best I ever had was a white leghorn and even she would take a day off every 10-12 days.days when everybody lays don't happen very often. If your getting around 4 dozen eggs a week your doing fine. I would bet that all your girls are laying just not every day.I'm getting 8-10 eggs a day and all my girls are under a year
     
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  3. MarcieDM

    MarcieDM In the Brooder

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    Thanks Dan! I get 7 eggs every day! So, I guess my girls are doing their job! [​IMG]
     
  4. DanEP

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    Your girls are doing great. A 90% lay rate is better than I'm getting.
     
  5. Yep your chickens are doing very well. Way better then mine are!
     

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