1st egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickmix, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. chickmix

    chickmix Out Of The Brooder

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    Had my first egg from a Red Star. [​IMG] She is one day short of 17 weeks. She laid it in the shavings in the coop. Hopefully she'll learn what the nest is for.
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Congrats! and you might try putting a fake egg/golf ball in the nest to show her where to lay.
     
  3. blake101

    blake101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait, I have 6 Red Stars and they just turned 17 weeks today... Love them, they are all very good girls...
     
  4. blake101

    blake101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else with Red Stars care to chime in?
     
  5. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Definitely put golf balls or something that look like eggs in their nesting box. When I did an experiment and took out the golf balls from 2 of my 3 nesting boxes, all the girls avoided those nesting boxes and all laid in the one box.
     
  6. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a production red, 18 1/2 weeks, and NOTHING so far..... she is making an awful lot of noise lately, though, so maybe soon......
     
  7. chickmix

    chickmix Out Of The Brooder

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    two more eggs today but I don't know from who. I have golf balls in the nest boxes, but they still lay in the shavings. I have hay in the boxes and shavings on the floor of the coop. Think I might try putting shavings in the boxes.
     
  8. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else here glance into the nest boxes from afar and get excited for a split second before realizing that it is a golfball, not an egg, laying in the shavings? sigh.......
     
  9. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:One of my 3 production reds started laying right at 19 weeks. So far she's laid a total of 10, and has laid 6 in a row so far. The eggs are small though mostly because the one who's laying is half the size of the others. My other 2 reds should start in 1-3 weeks.
     
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  10. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This works for our hens when learning where to lay... congratulations:D!
     

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