No eggs for few days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Koniucha, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Koniucha

    Koniucha Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are about 18 weeks now. One started laying two weeks ago and then it looked like another got in to the mix. I say this because I found two in one day. I was getting an egg every other day. Then the last few days nothing. When I let them out of the coop yesterday morning, one was sitting on a nest, but there was no egg. What is going on?

    I have five hens and they are all sexlinks.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess is that they are still getting used to the whole egg laying process. New layers will often be irregular layers for a while.

    Another possible reason is that they are being affected by decreasing daylight hours. Ideally, you want layers to have 14 hours of light each day for optimal production.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014

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