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Slow layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Adena Zimmer, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Adena Zimmer

    Adena Zimmer New Egg

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    Our 5 Americana's are 8-9 months old only one is laying and only 1 a day. I leave a light on in coop from 7am to7pm.and I let them out to run if weather permits, will the other 4 begin laying yet this winter ? What should the temps. be in coop the cold days and nights ? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Maybe / maybe not - chickens are fickle creatures. Normally, one would not expect a chicken to lay more than 1 egg per day.

    Reflecting advice from other members, as long as the coop is dry and well ventilated, your chickens should be fine (I live in the tropics, so i don't have that problem thank goodness [​IMG]).

    CT
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They will lay this winter. Each bird is an individual and matures at their own rate. You should not expect a bird to lay more than 1 egg per day or you will be very disappointed. Some days they take a break and don't lay too.
     

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