What is going on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deafjeff, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. deafjeff

    deafjeff New Egg

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    We have 3 Rhode Islands, 3 Black Australorps, and 2 Bantams= 8 hens. We were getting 6 or 7 eggs a day but lately it has dropped to 3 which I read on here was normal when the hours of daylight dropped below 14 hours per day. Averaging 3 eggs per day for several weeks now. We collect a couple of times a day since they are free ranging during the day and all like to lay in a spot we fixed for them under the carport. They go in a coup at night. Yesterday we got the usual 3 from the carport but when I put them up I found 7 more on the floor of the coup that I know were not there when I let them out yesterday morning. 10 eggs in one day from 8 hens. Not complaining, just curious as to what is happening...
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they're free ranging they may be laying other places, too. Mine will lay in a specific spot for several weeks, then change to somewhere else. Every day's an egg hunt! As for having more eggs than hens, can't help ya there. Just lucky, I guess?
     

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