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My sweet little EE finally laid her first egg this week!:woot And better than that, she has left me a sweet little green egg for 3 days in a row.  We just started keeping chickens in Aug. This is my first experience with a hen that has just come into laying. I don't know what "normal" is but I didn't expect her to lay this many eggs at first. We live in east Tn and it's not super cold here yet but the days are shorter and I know alot of chickens don't lay as much. Our other 2 hens(who were already laying when we got them)  have taken a break and only lay here and there but here is this new layer going to town.  My question is how long will this last?  I just kinda want to know what to expect so  I am not super disappointed when the little green eggs stop coming..haha

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Since it is a pullet laying regularly, it will probably continue through winter because we are coming into the shortest days of the year. In three weeks days will be getting longer.

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Since it is a pullet laying regularly, it will probably continue through winter because we are coming into the shortest days of the year. In three weeks days will be getting longer.


Awesome!  Thanks!  I hope that is the case!

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My sweet little EE finally laid her first egg this week!:woot And better than that, she has left me a sweet little green egg for 3 days in a row.  We just started keeping chickens in Aug. This is my first experience with a hen that has just come into laying. I don't know what "normal" is but I didn't expect her to lay this many eggs at first. We live in east Tn and it's not super cold here yet but the days are shorter and I know alot of chickens don't lay as much. Our other 2 hens(who were already laying when we got them)  have taken a break and only lay here and there but here is this new layer going to town.  My question is how long will this last?  I just kinda want to know what to expect so  I am not super disappointed when the little green eggs stop coming..haha

 

 

Congrats! That sure is a pretty egg! I would expect that she keep laying, being as she started at this time in the year. Best of luck!

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