Egg Laying

Which hens are laying?

If you aren’t getting as many eggs as you know you should be getting from your flock, how do you tell which hens are laying and which ones aren’t? There are a number of different ways to tell, some practical and some not so practical. I’ll go over the most accurate approach and then the…

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Black Australorp Hen

How to Maintain Your Flock’s Egg Production

Having a productive backyard flock requires more than just choosing the best egg production chickens. It has a lot to do with how you manage and maintain your flock. In this article, I’ll give you a basic framework and some techniques to help you increase egg production and maintain a productive flock. This approach is…

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black australorp eggs

When do Black Australorps Start Laying Eggs?

Black Australorps hatched in Spring and early Summer (April through June in the Northern Hemisphere) typically start to lay their first eggs at around 6-7 months of age, in my experience. But other things can influence that: the type of food that you have them on (starter/grower versus layer feed) the time of year at…

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