Stopped Laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick-n-momma, May 16, 2011.

  1. chick-n-momma

    chick-n-momma Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought six, one year old hens last Friday. Friday..I had 2 eggs after we had been home only two hours. Saturday I got 4 eggs .....Sunday 5 eggs and today....5 eggs. Should I be worried that one of the hens is not laying? Is there a way to tell if she needs to lay? Can she get backed up? I check for eggs as soon as I see one leave the coop so I'm pretty sure the eggs are not being eaten. Is it normal to have 6 chickens but not get 6 eggs in one day? [​IMG]
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Absolutely, their cycle runs on a 26 hour basis (something like that)...it will happen eventually, but it will not be a regular thing.
     
  3. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 laying chickens, and most days I only get 3!! Maybe once a week I will get 4!! The girls all take turns taking breaks lol
     

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