What to expect from new layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NikkisChix, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. NikkisChix

    NikkisChix In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2014
    Southwest Virginia
    My chickens started laying Tuesday. I got 4 eggs on Thursday and Friday and only 3 eggs yesterday and today. Is that normal? Do I need to worry about anything? I really do not know what to expect. I have 8 hens and I do know that not all of them are laying yet...
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    Congratulations on the new eggs! Yes, that is perfectly normal. Depending on the the breed of chickens you have, you can pretty much expect that. [​IMG] Your egg numbers will vary and some will probably lay better than others. If you have commercial breeds (leghorns, hybrids, etc.) you can expect more regular laying and an egg from each chicken daily. Enjoy!

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