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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lchristian, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Lchristian

    Lchristian New Egg

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    I'm not really all that new but I can not figure out how to post a question any other way. Please help on that. Ok so I have 4 RIR hens. One day I'll get 4 eggs, and the next day I'll get 2. I thought they were supposed to lay every day but it seems I have 2 that are laying every other day. What could cause this?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    When did they start laying? If they just started then it's normal for them to not lay every day. If they are old hens, same thing. Make sure they have water, food, shelter, light and calcium.

    Here's a good link too.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers

    At the top screen there is a button that says "Forum." Scroll down to Raising Backyard Chickens. Click the category you wish to post it. Then there should be a blue button at the top left corner that says "start a new thread." Click it and then submit.
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Every other day is about right for some chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great advice Mountain Peeps,Lchristian good luck with your layer's[​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not all hens lay every day. Every other day is pretty average.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Not all birds lay every day. I have some that lay every day and some that lay every 2 or 3 days. Every bird is different. If they are young birds, they do need time to get their egg laying machines in gear, so they may pick on on the laying in a month or two. But if these are adults, this sounds normal to me. Make sure they are not laying out in the fields somewhere or not being eaten by them or some critter.

    Enjoy your RIR's and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Very few chickens lay every day. Rhode Island Reds tend to lay 5-6 eggs a week. Older birds, or birds new to laying may lay fewer.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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