Why Are My Chickens Laying So Many Eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by venetianblinds, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. venetianblinds

    venetianblinds Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so I have 2 ISA browns and I knew that they would probably lay an egg every day and they have. They started laying a few months ago and have both laid an egg EVERY day since they started! Then I got 2 Buff Orpingtons and figured they'd lay eggs every 2 or 3 days. NOPE! They're both laying an egg each every day! (they've been laying for 2 months now). I also have a Jersey Giant hen who started laying around the same time as the Orpingtons and she lays an egg about 5/7 days a week. I wasn't expecting so many eggs! Is this normal?

    I'm not complaining at all; just wondering if it's healthy for the chickens.
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you just have a bunch of good layers. Nothing to worry about. [​IMG]
     
  3. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rejoice and be happy!! You've got some awesome hens and are apparently doing everything right yourself.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Be happy, eat eggs!
    First year layer often lay thru winter.....second year, not so much......unless you use supplemental lighting.
    I'm using light but some of the older hens are molting and younger ones haven't started yet.
     
  5. venetianblinds

    venetianblinds Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, great! I am definitely eating far more eggs than I normally would! Good to hear this won't hurt the chickens! Thanks!
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    What a strange concern? Assuming it wasn't healthy for them, what would you do about it?
     
  7. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Return them from whence they came. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have some good layers! I'm surprised that mine are still laying as well as they are considering the lack of light (I do not give heat or light), out of 6 chickens I get 5, sometimes 4, eggs a day.
     
  9. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our Wyandottes are 40 weeks old today, 1 Gold has never layed, the other Gold stopped laying about 3 weeks ago. The 2 silvers are laying 10 - 11 eggs a week. Hopefully the two Golds will get with the program PDQ as we are on pretty tight rations.
     
  10. Farmgirl1000

    Farmgirl1000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rejoice! That means that you have just super great layers. Nothing to worry about.
     

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