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Should all my chickens lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cake-decorator, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Cake-decorator

    Cake-decorator Out Of The Brooder

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    Good evening, We have 23 chickens, but only about 4 are laying eggs. They started to lay on 16th of August. We are getting 3-4 a day. They are all the same age. We have to roosters too, could they be the cause of not laying? Should all my chickens be laying eggs?
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Are they all the same breed? Some breeds mature later than others. Some chickens mature later than others of their breed, as well. Are you feeding a good layer feed? Is it too hot in their environment? All of these things can be contributing factors to egg production.

    The roosters should have no bearing on egg laying at all.

    Hope this helps? [​IMG]
     
  3. Cake-decorator

    Cake-decorator Out Of The Brooder

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    No they are not all the same breed. The ones that are laying the black ones. Sorry, I don't know the names of the breeds. My husband ordered them.

    Now I do question the temperature. It does get over 100 degrees in the desert. But they are shaded and plenty of cooling water. [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have 6 hens and only 2 are laying, and they are only laying when they darned well feel like it. 6 eggs one week and 2 last week. Who knows.
     
  5. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the chickens?
     
  6. Cake-decorator

    Cake-decorator Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Next week they will be 5 months old.
     
  7. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens start to lay at different times. Some breeds start later than others. I would guess that you will start to see more eggs very soon.
     
  8. Cake-decorator

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    It sure gives something to look foward too![​IMG] thank you
     

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