Egg Information

When do hens start to lay eggs?

It would depend on their breed, environment, an nutrition but typically hens will start laying eggs around 17-30 weeks of age.

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How can I tell if my hen is laying eggs?

Sometimes even though you are having a great result in the quantity of eggs your flock is laying. There may be one hen that you are curious if it is laying as of yet. One way is to examine your hen, first make ...

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Eggs are soft and keep breaking, what can I do?

This comes from a deficiency in their diet and you need to increase the amount of calcium or vitamin D the hens are receiving. Adding Oyster shell to their feed will also help harden the shell.

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Will Hens lay eggs without a Rooster?

Hens will lay eggs with or without the presence of a Rooster. The rooster will insure that the eggs are fertilized and if you would have a broody hen or an incubator you would be able to have those eggs hatched...

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Everything Eggs Article

Everything you need to know about egg laying and egg oddities. Hens will be Hens: You actually do not need a rooster for your Hen to lay eggs (however, let us not forget about the benefits of having a Rooster)...

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How do I get my chickens to lay in the nest box and not on the floor?

In order to coax your chickens to use the nest box, it should be located 18 to 20 inches from the floor. Also, try to eliminate any dark corners as they like to hide in dark spots to feel protected while layin...

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My Hens are not laying, what is wrong?

There are many reasons that could be effecting your hen's egg production rate. First consider the weather, has there been a drastic change in temperature or a storm? In colder months, hens take a natural break ...

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