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First Egg laid on 12/11/15 but nothing since

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My cuckoo Moran laid her first egg on Friday 12/11/15 but we have not gotten another egg since. She is very social with the other five girls who should lay any day now. She runs to us everytime she sees to get hugs. The only difference in routine that I have noticed is that all six girls are extremely thirsty and no longer are eating from their feed. They spend the entire day foraging in the backyard so I'm not too worried about them being hungry.We have 1 five gallon bucket of water with bird nipple and three 1 gallon water stations set up throughoutthe yard for them. The weather here is in the 80s with a low of 69 at night.Are we doing something wrong? Is it normal not to get another egg for five days after the first one?

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It's normal. A newly laying pullet can take several weeks to begin laying regularly.

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It's normal. A newly laying pullet can take several weeks to begin laying regularly.


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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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Its not worrisome for a pullet to lay sporadically. I would keep an eye out for hidden nests in the yard if they free range most of the day. Hens can be greedy about their eggs lol!
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Thank you. Now all four of our girls are laying eggs regularly. Our Plymouth lay all the time. I find it funny that there are four nesting boxes but they fight over one nesting box. Here are our first 29 eggs as of 1/4/16
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