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Why won't they both lay on the same day?

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rek21 Fri 24-Jul-09 22:33:18

We got 3 hens about 4 weeks ago, one is not yet ready to lay, and we only get one egg per day from the other two (in total, not 1 each iyswim) They are all hybrids so it's not unreasonable to expect 1 each is it? Any ideas?

ihatethecold Sat 25-Jul-09 12:04:46

maybe not quite old enough. our chickens usually lay ay diff times. once 1 gets going the other usually follow a few days later, are you feeding them layers pellets. therse help

rek21 Sat 25-Jul-09 13:08:15

Hi there ihtc! Yes, we are feeding layers pellets, they are both laying, it's just that they take it in turns so we get an egg a day for 4 or 5 days from one, then the other takes over for 4/5 days. There have only been a few days where we haven't had any. I wondered if they don't like to lay if they see there is already an egg in the nest?

ihatethecold Sat 25-Jul-09 14:22:02

i dont think so, we have 22 hens and 5 nest boxes, so they have to lay together. not all our hens lay each day.

rek21 Sat 25-Jul-09 15:01:33

Typical! I wrote that post, then went out to the chickens and guess what? 2 eggs! Problem solved!

ihatethecold Sat 25-Jul-09 15:59:47


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