inconsistent laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cbohn80, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens just started laying, both eggs were a good size and had a strong shell, one was even a double yolker but we've only gotten 2 eggs in the last week. does it take time before they start laying almost daily or should i be concerned? could they be eating the eggs in the coop without leaving evidence? i really want more eggs, they tasted so good
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its like any new factory she's working the kinks out she will start laying more give her time.
     
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, chickens ARE inconsistent, and yes, it does take them a little bit to get an established laying pattern. Then, hens can lay every day, or 5 eggs out of 7 days, or some other pattern. Some go off a few days now and again. It depends on the breed, age, and outside stresses.
     
  4. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok thanks. its a dekalb amberlink, about 19 weeks. its just that it laid 2 eggs in 3 days, then took about 3 days off. oddly enough since i first posted this a few minutes ago she laid an egg. go figure
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011

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