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Rate of laying slowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AdiosCowboy, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. AdiosCowboy

    AdiosCowboy Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2008
    I have a Standard Cochin, an Ameraucana, and a Wyandotte who all started laying last month and have all been averaging 6 eggs a week. This was somewhat unexpected as I had read that Cochins and Ameraucanas were not that prolific as egg layers.
    But now those two are missing more days than usual and I was wondering if it's possible for chickens to get overenthusiastic for the first month or so, then settle down to a regular schedule?
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  2. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Mine have all slowed down in just the past week, but I think it is because the 3 teen-age roos have been a little overdoing things. (they will be gone today) Hopefully the girls will get back to normal laying.

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