Young chicken laying habits

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  1. sarge92345

    sarge92345 New Egg

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    I am new to Chicken raising. Received 22 chicks in several breeds as day old beginning of June. Finally got eggs yesterday (4). But none today. How often should I expect young chickens to produce?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Great question....but many answers. Laying frequency is dependent on several factors. Some breeds simply are more prolific than others. But this time of year a major component in laying is the hours of daylight in the day. For regular laying chickens need 14 hours of light per day. They will still lay with fewer hours of light, but the frequency just isn't like it will be when the days lengthen come spring. Some folks add artificial light to the coop to augment the short days and keep laying more steady. Others use this as a time for chickens to rest and let things resume naturally. In terms of frequency, a chicken that lays 5 or 6 eggs per week is very prolific.
    Others factors include molting. This is likely not a consideration with your birds born in June as chickens normally do a full molt during their second autumn. Still another factor is nutrition. And of course, past their second year of life, production begins to drop.

    Much learning and understanding can be had in the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It is loaded with informative articles on nearly every aspect of chicken raising. Also, if you'd like to chat with fellow CA folks, find your state thread in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. sarge92345

    sarge92345 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. chic man 1968

    chic man 1968 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your time we will chat later. Thanks again
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    redsoxs has given you some very good information so I'll just say hello and it's nice to have you join us!
     
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  8. CuzChickens

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC! :frow
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us here at BYC! Best wishes with your flock!
     
  10. sarge92345

    sarge92345 New Egg

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    Thanks
     

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