- Mar 2, 2010
I am a new chicken owner. I got my three hens from a poultry auction (yes, I know that's probably a no no, but that's what i did), so I don't have much information about their history. They are 3 fully grown barred rock hens. after settling into their new home for a few days, ONE of them began laying an egg a day. the other two lay nothing. i do believe they came from the same brood, as they were sold together and follow each other around--so stands to reason they are the same age. i feed them balanced chicken feed, some scratch, oyster shell, and occassional kitchen scraps (usually greens and vegetable scraps). they are free roaming. if the one egg-layer were more sporadic I'd say it was just age, but she's so regular i'm not sure what to make of the other two.