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My chicken layed her first egg Sunday (2 days ago). I've been expecting her to lay yesterday and today but she hasn't. Is something wrong?

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Not necessarily, they aren't always consistent layers when they first start.  As long as she is acting normally I wouldn't worry about it.  You may get an egg tomorrow or not for a week.  

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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Howdy 19marvinn

 

The breed of chicken would be helpful in this case as some breeds are more prolific layers than others.

 

Having said that, I have found with all my new layers [bantams] it takes a while for the new layers to get their 'plumbing’ right and get into a routine etc and yes, having a break every so often when they are new to laying is not a cause for concern unless she is showing any signs of stress or illness.

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

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My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Howdy 19marvinn

 

The breed of chicken would be helpful in this case as some breeds are more prolific layers than others.

 

Having said that, I have found with all my new layers [bantams] it takes a while for the new layers to get their 'plumbing’ right and get into a routine etc and yes, having a break every so often when they are new to laying is not a cause for concern unless she is showing any signs of stress or illness.

Thanks for the reply. I believe the layer is a Barred Plymouth Rock.

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Do you free range?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Do you free range?

Not as much as anymore. I had a hawk problem. 

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