Wondering about feeding my chickens and egg production.

Pcgirly

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May 11, 2015
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Hi everybody,

I recently got my chickens and there are 6 hens, but I only get 4 eggs a day which leads me to believe that 2 ladies are not producing. I know nothing about chickens and asked a friend who told me if I give them protein like turkey for about 1 week they should all start laying eggs.

Does anyone know if this is true, I don't want to do anything before I get more insight on the matter. Any help will be appreciated :)
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Every hen does not lay an egg every single day. Most of the common breeds are going to range between 4-6 eggs a week. So, if you think about that, you would average 4-5 eggs a day as the birds each cycle through their "off" days for any given week.
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
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You can also examine each bird for the signs that they are or are not currently in lay. What breed(s) do you have? The expected rate of production can vary greatly from one breed to the next with some being very poor producers.
 

Pcgirly

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May 11, 2015
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Well that's the thing I have these chickens but I am very inexperienced, I done have a clue what breeds they are. I have a picture of them as my avatar but I think I will take separate pictures this weekend and see if everyone can help me with names...lol
 

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