Sporadic laying?

Littleblessings

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 4, 2014
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My white leghorn started laying 2 weeks ago. We were getting an egg at least every other day the first week. And she was laying them in the coop in a corner the first few times and then the nesting basket a couple of times. Now we haven't seen an egg in 6 days. Is this normal? They free range all day, should I be egg hunting or can they go this long without laying once they start?
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Feb 18, 2011
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New layers can be pretty sporadic, but with a White Leghorn, especially if it is a commercial type bird, I would be going on an egg hunt. My hatchery WLs are really really bad at hiding nests.
 

krista74

Songster
5 Years
Jun 4, 2014
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Victoria, Australia.
I'd pop some plastic or ceramic eggs into her nesting box (to give her the idea of where it is appropriate to lay) and then lock her in the coop for a couple for days.

I know it sounds harsh, but I think she has to re-learn where she should be laying - and it's not in her secret nest!

Good luck, and well done on finding her stash!

Krista
 

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