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Not all my hens layng

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ange, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. ange

    ange Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2009
    I have 9 hens, about 3 years old. Only getting about 2 or 3 eggs a dAy. I gave 3 hens away to a friend starting chickens, and they lay, the ones I gave away every day lol. Why
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    What are you feeding compared to what she is feeding? My guess is she's giving them a better diet.
  3. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    What breeds are they? Are the ones you kept and the ones that you gave away the same? Each breed tends to lay best that first and second year so it is normal for them to slack off that third year. It could be that the ones you have are more laid out than the others were.

    As was mentioned already, diet can play a big role on the number of eggs you are getting as well.

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