Irregular Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JakRat, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Hello,
    My hens are acting a bit funny. I have been getting 2 eggs a day sometimes and 1 sometimes, but today I had none! Are they ok? They have only been laying for a week. Her first egg was a double yolk and a few eggs later there were 2 more double yolks. i am worried that there is something wrong with my girls.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    It's supposed to be irregular at the beginning, and it's not unusual to get odd eggs at the beginning. Takes them a while to get the egg laying equipment running smoothly. Relax and enjoy!
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    In the beginning when the pullets start to lay you may get soft shells, shell-less and even double yokers while their bodies are adjusting to laying. Also the girls may have favorite nest boxes and lay mostly in certain ones.
     

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