new layer....question!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandy16, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Songster

    Jul 28, 2010
    Hi there! One of our hens, Americauna or EE (I don't really know), started laying a couple of weeks ago. She was "on" for 5 days in a row and then took 3 days off. For the past 7 days she has been giving us eggs! Now, the rest of the hens are not laying and are supposed to give us brown eggs (gold laced wyandotte and buff orps) so we are pretty sure all of these eggs have come from the same girl. Is this common for new layers? I thought that they were usually a 3-4 days "on" and 1-2 days "off". Any thoughts? :) BTW - we're not complaining....we LOVE the little blue eggs!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Mine went 9-9-9-1-9-9-5. It happens.
  3. Koolduck

    Koolduck Songster

    Jul 18, 2009
    Central KY
    It may be too hot. Ive been having eratic egg production in this 90*+ heat. 3 eggs one day 8 the next out of 9 eligible hens(3 are pullets that just started). That would be my guess...let's see what the others think!

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