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Only one hen laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debsman, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. debsman

    debsman Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my 6 hens about a week ago. They are ex battery chickens and are coming along nicely. However only one of them are laying she has laid an egg every day for 4 days now. I put a rooster with them last week and he is now starting to mount them. Will these other hens eventually start laying or should I just keep them for the fun of it. I will never kill these 6 because of the misery they've endure for the first 18 months of their lives. If I get eggs that's great and if I don't I'll just be out feed with little return. But it will be disappointing.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not at all unusual for hens to take a break from laying after being introduced to a new environment.
     
  3. debsman

    debsman Out Of The Brooder

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    Our first double yolk egg. Now have 3 hens laying around 1 a day each. This egg was twice the size of a grade a extra large egg.. Poor hen
     

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