Lazy lady?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wetzelbuilt, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. wetzelbuilt

    wetzelbuilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 red sexlink hens but have never gotten 10 eggs. Do I have a lazy lady? How do I tell which one it is? New at this whole chicken business.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    They all might be laying---just not a egg each day?? Me---checking is simple---I only got 18 hens and over 60 chicken pens---LOL.(had over 1200 at one time). As the days are getting longer now you will see lots of 10 egg days soon.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

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    As PD says, they don't always lay an egg every day, so yours could all well be laying. I have 16 hens and have yet to get 16 eggs in a day. Some of mine are going into their 3rd year of laying, though, so I don't expect an egg a day from them.
     
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  4. wetzelbuilt

    wetzelbuilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks for the info half of them are 2years old the other half are 1 1/2 years old according to the previous owner
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

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    Yeah, you're not likely to regularly get an egg a day from them, then.
     

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