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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Prisserbabe, Nov 2, 2011.
My chicken started laying on Oct 29 and has laid a egg a day since, but not today?! what happened?
Well one egg a day is normal for some breeds of chickens, but even the most prolific hens will take a day off now and then. So this is well in the range of normal.
Chickens are not vending machines. They do not (usually) lay every 24 hours.
Most chickens form a completed egg ever 26 to 36 hours. So if she laid at 8am today, tomorrow she might lay at 10am, and the day after she might lay at noon.
If her "time to lay" is after dark, she'll probably hold it until the next day.
Also at this time of year there may not be enough hours of daylight for a hen to keep laying. Hens need about 14 hours of daylight in order to lay.
Quote:Oh thank you! and I'll keep that in mind and her "time to lay" is around 12 p.m
I caught one of my banty hens yesterday. She flew over the fence, laid an egg in the bushes and flew back into the pen. I was wondering why I was only getting eggs from one banty.there were three eggs in her secret nest!
I have a PR who makes sure every day is Easter morning.