No eggs for few days

Koniucha

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 25, 2014
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Arizona
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.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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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.
 
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