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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by riderharley99, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. riderharley99

    riderharley99 New Egg

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    Ive got white japanese bantams 11 hens and 1 rooster and id like to know hows come only 2 of them are laying every other day?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, and welcome to BYC!

    Some birds are going thru a molt this time of year and this will clamp off the eggs. Also the low light of winter will slow or stop the eggs all together. Some people add extra light to the coop to stimulate the egg laying.

    Good luck with your birds and enjoy BYC!
     
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  4. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Short day length is probably the primary factor reducing your egg production. As others have said, your birds have been selected more for 'pretty' than for egg production.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old are your bird? Have the slackers ever laid an egg since you own them?
     

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