Wyandotte rarely lays.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    How often does it occur where a strong layer rarely lays eggs? My Wyandotte will be a year old this April.

    I have seen a total of 4 eggs from her. It took her a really long time to lay that first egg and they are normal looking, it's just they are so few and far between. I just got my 4th one yesterday from her.

    My neighbor across the street gets daily eggs from her Wyandottes and they are big, her chicks are 3 months younger then mine.

    She squats normally when I pet her. She's healthy and looks great.

    My D'uccle lays 4-5 eggs in a week. My dark brahma lays an egg for 8-12 days in a row before taking a break and those two are suppose to be the weaker layers.

    Anyways, does this happen often? Thanks.
     
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if yours stay in all day but mine roam. If your stay in you don't have my problem. Mine is I know she's laying, I just have trouble finding where. She won't for some reason lay in the coop. I've found 5 different spots but now she's gone and found another place that I haven't.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are in for the winter. Way too many hawks for them to roam. Maybe she'll pick up this spring or just be a non laying hen/pet.
     
  4. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My GLW laid about 5 a week then molted and is just getting back in the swing of thing. My younger SLW lays about 4 a week now, hopefully will pick up in the spring.
     

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