no eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DanaeW, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. DanaeW

    DanaeW New Egg

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    Two of my chickens laid their first eggs about 3 days ago and haven't laid an egg since. Is this normal? When should I expect to see more? I thought they were supposed to lay every day...
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They will never lay every day. The cycle is about 25 hours. Very good production is 6 a week. They will lay fewer in winter, if they lay at all, and they will also stop during a molt and if they go broody. A number of things can cause them to stop for several days or longer, such as stress, a change in their life such as a move, a fright as from a predator, etc. And sometimes we don't know why they slow down or stop for a while. Something like 250 eggs per year is a good number. New layers often do some odd things for a moth or so. It's as if it takes them a few weeks to get used to laying eggs.
     
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