New layer question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissClaraCluck, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. MissClaraCluck

    MissClaraCluck Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Once hens start to lay eggs are they pretty consistent or do they skip a few days in between?
  2. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Bixby, OK
    I'll give you a rundown of exactly what my first layer did. She's a RIR

    July 28th- first good egg
    July 29t- NO EGG
    July 30th- second good egg
    July 31st- laid a shell-less egg from roost
    Aug 1- no egg
    Aug 2- no egg
    Aug 3- third good egg
    Aug 4- fourth good egg- laid about 3pm
    Aug 5- fifth good egg- laid about 4pm
    Aug 6- sixth good egg- laid about 5:30pm
    Aug 7- NO EGG
    Aug 8- seventh good egg- laid about 9am
    Today.....hoping for another one, and some encouragment for the other 8 hens to start shootin them incredible, edible eggs!!!
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  4. MissClaraCluck

    MissClaraCluck Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Oh ok, I guess I thought when they start they just keep on going - haha. I have two that are laying now, a Buff Orpington and a Barred Rock. So far three good eggs and one thin shelled egg in the past four days. Thanks all for your information on this!
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    All birds are different and the breeds also make some difference. Some will lay almost daily and some may skip a day or two, or several days when they first start laying. My Isa Browns barely skipped but my RIRs skipped more. Now I have some RIWs too. They haven't started laying but should start pretty soon. This is my first time at raising the RIWs so it will be interesting to see how they lay.

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