Only half the flock is laying.


Apr 11, 2016
Lascassas, Tn
We bought 6 ISA Browns just before Easter. We are getting 3 eggs the in same 2 hour window every day. Always 2 dark and 1 light brown egg. They have been laying for about 2 weeks now. We were wondering how long before they are all laying. They are all the same age about 20 weeks old. They are fed 16% layer pellets. They get a few pieces of watermelon or a cold ear of corn as a treat but mainly the layer pellets. They sure are fun to have around.
Probably pretty soon, but it's normal for some pullets to take longer than others. I would be feeding an all- flock feed like Flock Raiser, 20% protein, with oyster shell on the side. These are still growing babies, also trying to produce lots of eggs. Mary
I have 5 golden comets, 18 and half weeks. Two have been laying daily for a week, the first missed the day after but have been laying daily sense. I got 16 from these 2 so far. Still waiting on 3. So you're not alone. If the other 3 lay like these 2 I will be a happy camper.
I got more coworkers and neighbors that want eggs, even 5 eggs a day won't be enough! GC
I will get a bag of the flock raiser tomorrow. First time with chickens. The feed store where we buy our cattle feed said medicated chick starter for 16 weeks then to the 16% layer. Will give the new food and oyster shell a try. Here is what we are getting. Thanks for the information.
They are all different, mature at different rates.
But getting 3 eggs a day out of 6 new hens at 20 weeks aint bad.
When you get into full production, expect 4-6/day.

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