What's going on with my hens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kristen-91, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Kristen-91

    Kristen-91 New Egg

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    I got my hens about 3 2 weeks ago, and when I first got them I was getting eggs from them everyday! And now its every other day, and the other 2 hens I have I had them for a month and now I'm only getting eggs from them every other 2 days. No one is sick, poop is normal, everyone is happy and healthy. What's going on?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Many hens don't lay daily. Many hens go up and down in production throughout the season, some even take breaks of weeks to even months. Very few breeds will lay daily through the whole season, and even daily layers like sex links will take days off.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be the change in feed from their old home.

    You added these new birds to ones you already had?
    Stress from integration can cause slowing of laying.

    More info on ages, housing, a clear timeline of when the birds were introduced might help.
     

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