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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillie2, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. lillie2

    lillie2 In the Brooder

    Hi just wondered if anyone could advise me, we have two beautiful little silver speckled cochins [​IMG] and one has started laying - so far one egg every oter day. The other chicken has so far no layed ... is this normal and is there anything we need to do to encourage her to lay ?:|
  2. chicktasticvt

    chicktasticvt Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Bennington, VT
    How old are they, and how cold is it where you live?
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Welcome to BYC!

    There is nothing you can do to make her start laying, she'll do it in her own time. Now that the days are getting longer it should help encourage her. They need 14 hours of light a day to lay. Enjoy the eggs you are getting.
  4. lillie2

    lillie2 In the Brooder

    Well this makes me sound really thick but i'm not exactly sure how old they are ... they came to live with us in august last year (a surprise birthday present) and so i would guess at about 15 mths as they were not small chicks when we had them. Its still quite changable here ... good old british weather. so i hadnt expected them to start laying while it was still quite cool, but am really learning about them as i go. [​IMG]

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