young hen laying very infrequently

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by l'abeille, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Berkeley, CA
    We have 2 BA hens, about 7 months old. One has been laying about 6 eggs/week for 6 weeks. The other has laid only 2 eggs, over a week apart, and now another week has gone by with no eggs. Can I expect her to begin laying more frequently in the future or is she just not a good layer? She seems big and perky and healthy otherwise.

    They have 14 hrs light and we are in a pretty warm climate. They are on later feed with oyster shell and grit available. We give them a very small amount of scratch, greens and earthworms for treats.


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