Is This Unusual?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lunachick, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I have two red sex links that are great layers. Everyday, even with winter I get an egg each from them, once in awhile one might skip day.

    But, i have a rescued chicken that I don't know what kind she is, but she's smaller then the others and since she's been on layer feed - she's laying an egg (beautiful dark cream color) every OTHER day. Like clockwork every other day.

    Is this just her? Is this common for a smaller chicken? She's absolutely fine and has been successfully initiated into the flock, but she has every other day off! Just wondering....
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Of course, after I post that question, I just noticed Silkiechicken's answer to someone else....[​IMG] so, I gues mine is a 48 hr layer!
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    my older hen lays every other day(no clue how old she is, as she was an adult when I rescued her)-

    She laid everyday when I first got her, but after a heavy molt during her first winter, when she started up again, she became an every other dayer....I assumed it was the fact she was likely getting up in her age so she was just slowing down. She also went trough a short phase when she laid every third day.

  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yep, cycles of birds can change and they can vary between the number of hours per egg. Lots of factors can play into cycle length. Age, nutrition, season, etc..

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