My chickens just started laying eggs, but out of 5 hens, we are only getting 1 to 2 eggs a day. Is

stephaniej2004

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After raising our hens for about 6 months, they have finally begun laying eggs! But out of 5 hens, we are only getting 1 to two eggs a day. Is this normal? Their may be a week difference in age between the hens. We have two ISA Browns, 1 Americauna, and 2 Wyandottes. The snow just began to fall just as our hens began to lay. I am wondering if that is impacting production or if I am just expecting too much too soon?
 

McGobs

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Jun 13, 2012
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I'm pretty sure the "winter daylight" hours have a lot to do about your egg laying production.

I have 12 chickens that I got from a local store...6 N.H. Reds, and 6 Barred Rock...all a day old when I got them. This past friday they hit 25 weeks old and none of them have started laying yet. I got a couple wyandottes that are still laying, but they have gone from one every other day to maybe 2 a week.
 

sallihennipenni

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Jun 6, 2011
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I wouldn't get discouraged. If your hens just started, it will take a while for them to get into the laying "groove". The shorter daylight hours will have an effect, but my hens laid well last winter (their first). We had 14 hens and I'd say we got between 8 to 11 eggs per day even though it was winter!
 

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