If 2 lay should 3 be laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reecey92, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. reecey92

    reecey92 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chooks... i've had them about 2 or 3 weeks and they have only just started laying 3 days ago. i've gotten 2 eggs a day for three days running... so im thinking that 1 of them isnt laying.

    i have only caught one laying, and it is the one of the younger ones...

    im just curious if im getting 2 eggs a day out of chooks that should be laying pretty much every day, should i suspect that the old one is past its laying days? or should i leave her a bit longer and she might start to lay soon?

    i just thought it was strange that 2 hens seem to be laying and the 3rd is producing nothing?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they? What breed? I could be that they are not every day layers and are taking turns.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I would bet they are taking turns
     
  4. joshplus10

    joshplus10 Out Of The Brooder

    It could be that they are all laying, but not everyday. Each of them could be taking one day off every three days or some other combination...

    Are all of the eggs the same color? Typically, a chiken will lay eggs of the same color every time. If your different chickens lay different colors, them it's easier to determine which egg is whose.
     
  5. reecey92

    reecey92 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are isabrowns....

    i have friends with chooks and the get an egg a day out of each one?



    and.... all the eggs seem to look about the same colour.
     
  6. reecey92

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    and im sorry, i dont know how old they are because i got them from a friend.

    they were clueless about them...

    they got treated appallingly. 'just animals' was the term he used.
     
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think that all of them are laying. They might just getting use to there new place.
     
  8. reecey92

    reecey92 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone know how i could tell the age of them?

    weight? comb size?

    anything?

    the big one has a huge comb.
     
  9. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post a pic of them?
     
  10. reecey92

    reecey92 Out Of The Brooder

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