no eggs?

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

  1. DanaeW

    DanaeW New Egg

    Apr 22, 2013
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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