If chickens eat choke cherries will they stpo laying eggs?
No. The only problem you might encounter is loose fecal matter. They will eat almost any berry or cherry with no problem. Chickens seldom eat anything poisonous. They may taste it, but then shake their head to dislodge it from their beak and go on to find something more palatable.
Female chickens (hens) generally start laying eggs at around 20-24 weeks of age. Some breeds take longer. They don't need a rooster to lay eggs and if you are lucky they will lay an egg per day. Again this depends on the breed, with some chickens laying an egg every few days. They lay less over winter, when they are moulting or when they are stressed.
Yes actually they do, I have owned chickens since i was 10 years old and everyday i gather eggs and have to wash them off, it also may depend on if the chickens roost in on or around their laying boxes if the laying box has a top than they probably wont poop on the eggs but most chickens will end up roosting ON TOP of the laying boxes and poop on the eggs while…
What does it mean if your chickens or hens have been laying eggs and then they stop for a day or longer?
Chickens lay eggs depending on the time of year. The number of daylight hours affect when they start laying and stop laying. If you artificially provide light, the chickens will start laying. The other variables are the breed of chicken as some breeds produce more eggs than others and the age of the hen. The most eggs are laid in the first couple of years and the number will decrease after that.
A chicken can lay anywhere between 5 and 12 eggs in one setting. (numbers can vary, but this is about the average). Also, if you have other laying chickens in the same nesting boxes, it is not uncommon for the laying chicken to steal eggs from the other chickens. So dont be suprised to find more than the average amount of eggs. We've come home to find a chicken laying on 18 fertilized eggs before…