**They arent laying...everyday...**

Tripp16

Songster
8 Years
May 26, 2011
1,946
10
141
North Carolina
Good evening everyone! I have a question. Ok so my girls started laying last saturday and then the next day all 6 layed.


Well after sunday Im only getting 3 eggs a day until today..... I only got 1! Which I think came from my older hen who was already laying....


Is this normal for them not to lay everyday??


If not....whats going on?!
I waited a looong time and now its time for them to start paying rent!!


I would still love my girls even if they didnt lay another egg in their lives, buuuut I would still like some!


Thanks in advance!!
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
10,017
160
356
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
My Coop
Very typical, and it partly depends on the breed. Some breeds may only lay 12 eggs a YEAR, while other breeds lay 6 eggs a week. New layers may lay sporatic initially, but should level out within a week or two. What breeds do you have?
 

Tripp16

Songster
8 Years
May 26, 2011
1,946
10
141
North Carolina
Quote:I have a mix! Haha

I have...
1 BR
1 RIR
2 EE
1 Golden comet (lays everyday)
1 BO

Thats it for my big breeds/ ones that are old enough to lay.

I always though they were good laying breeds.
 

wannabchick

Songster
9 Years
Nov 27, 2010
1,702
20
194
Northen Va
Trach1rus- said it so true- very very very typical.

I have chickens lay every day for a week then twice a week then 5 times a week..all doing something different..now I swear my red star has never stopped laying from the day she started. My silkies, serema and amerecaunas,, do it like when they want too..hehehe
Xoxox
 

acarter26

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 16, 2011
51
0
39
Baldwinsville
I have RIR and white leghorn hens, all 20 weeks old. Some days they all lay an egg and some days a few of them decide they don't want to. I think what your seeing is normal
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
10,017
160
356
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
My Coop
Quote:I have a mix! Haha

I have...
1 BR
1 RIR
2 EE
1 Golden comet (lays everyday)
1 BO

Thats it for my big breeds/ ones that are old enough to lay.

I always though they were good laying breeds.


Yes, all of your breeds are known to range from med - excellent layers. So assuming they receive ample layer feed and act as if they're happy and healthy, they should each be laying anywhere from 3-6 eggs a week per bird. If all have started laying, I would expect to find anywhere from 3-6 eggs in the nest each day (come winter time or molting times that will decrease a bit). Are they contained to a run?? In other words, no chance that they are laying elsewhere???
 

Tripp16

Songster
8 Years
May 26, 2011
1,946
10
141
North Carolina
Quote:I have a mix! Haha

I have...
1 BR
1 RIR
2 EE
1 Golden comet (lays everyday)
1 BO

Thats it for my big breeds/ ones that are old enough to lay.

I always though they were good laying breeds.


Yes, all of your breeds are known to range from med - excellent layers. So assuming they receive ample layer feed and act as if they're happy and healthy, they should each be laying anywhere from 3-6 eggs a week per bird. If all have started laying, I would expect to find anywhere from 3-6 eggs in the nest each day (come winter time or molting times that will decrease a bit). Are they contained to a run?? In other words, no chance that they are laying elsewhere???

Yes their contained in a run so they couldnt be laying anywhere else. I check the run everyday. Maybe they just have on and off days. Luckily I have 2 that lay regulary!
 

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