Number of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oldchickenlady, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I have a mixed flock of 8 hens that are a year old (6 BO' and 2 RIR's) and
    6 SLW's from this spring (March 5). The SLW's started laying at 3.5 months,
    much earlier than my older hens, and they are outlaying the
    older hens 2:1. The older hens lay bigger eggs, but the younger hens lay
    way more eggs. Anyone else experience this?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sounds typical to me.

    I'm just trying to work my way through this heat (hens have almost completely quit laying).... it's about to kill us this year.

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