1st Egg then NOTHING??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first egg three days ago and I have not had one since. I added a light to come on from 3am until 730am this morning. They 22 weeks old. 2 lt brahmas, 2 buff orps, 2 new hamp reds and 2 silver laced wyandotts. Is it normal to get one egg and then not get any?
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes when they first start it takes them a few trys to get it right.
    so dont worry if you only get an egg here and there in the begining. [​IMG]
     
  3. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally normal. And congrats on the first egg!!!!
     
  4. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Good to know. Thank you! I really appreciate this website.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg ever about 6 weeks ago and nothing since! I figured she was waiting til spring and I'm okay with that. And so, come spring... I got those girls working double time.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Yeah, that's actually pretty normal. Three days' without an egg isn't much to worry about when they're starting out. It's with some breeds also nothing to worry about even if they've been laying for a while!

    Congratulations. [​IMG]
     

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