127 days old and first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SaybrookGirl, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. SaybrookGirl

    SaybrookGirl New Egg

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    I have a white leghorn who is only 127 days old and just laid her first egg! The problem is 1) she's still on medicated feed 2) Shell was very thin and the other chicks must have eaten it! What should I do now?
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    She would be 4 1/2 months old then, right? 18 weeks.. Yes that is just about right for age.

    Take them off the medicated starter - they don't really need that after week 8. You can put them on a grower with oyster shell free choice. That is my recommendation, and what I do for my flock of mixed ages. I don't want to risk the harmful effects of calcium on the roosters and young ones who get into the layer food. The girls have very strong eggs because the oyster shell provides them with all the calcium they need.

    Congrats on first egg! Sorry it was eaten before you got to it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  3. SaybrookGirl

    SaybrookGirl New Egg

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    Great! Thanks!
     

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