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Where are my eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dabong, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. dabong

    dabong New Egg

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    I have 9 Rhode Island red hens, have had them for over a week and have gotten only one egg? Whats wrong with my hens?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might just need more time to adjust to new surroundings.
    How old are they? [​IMG]
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Time to adjust is number one. Having 12-14 hours of daylight is also needed for maximum production. Top quality 17% type layer feed is essential along with lots of fresh water and outdoor time each day. A large bodied fowl doesn't normally begin laying until they are 22-24 weeks of age. Laying begins to decline a bit after the 2nd full laying season and should be considered normal.
     
  4. dabong

    dabong New Egg

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    Thank you all for the advice, I'm new to raising chickens so this is all a learning experience for me
     

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