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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IgorR, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. IgorR

    IgorR Hatching

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    I got 6 chickens in my coop that are about 20 weeks old.
    2 RR, 2 Java and 2 Ancona.
    From what I have been reading on this form for a long time I would have thought that the first chicken to lay and egg in my coop would be a RR. To my surprize, yesturday I discovered a small white egg in the nesting box.

    It has to be one of the Ancona's, other two breeds I have should lay a large brown egg.
    None the less, VERY EXCITED to get eggs.

    Igor
     

  2. Shelz

    Shelz Chirping

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    Congrats on your first egg!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, white eggs would be from the Ancona's. Congrats!
     
  4. IgorR

    IgorR Hatching

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    Now we wait some more, and more and more... for the other 5 to start laying.
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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
  5. ibarbidahl

    ibarbidahl Songster

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    Hey- just think at least you didn't have to wait 26 weeks to get the first edible egg. (Only form one of my girls not all) I thought I'd completely given up. LOL.
     
  6. IgorR

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    True...

    But tomorrow is 21 weeks and still have only one Ancona laying eggs..
    Hopefully the others will get the message soon.. What a bunch of freeloaders... They eat my food live in my shed, but must of forgot to read the fine print about paying RENT..

    :)
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It will happen when their bodies are ready. Last year I had a pullet that didn't start laying for 11 months. She then laid for 3 months and then went broody.
     

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