49 weeks - First egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sakmeht, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so relieved! Our first egg from one of our Ameracaunas! We've waited for 49 weeks. So someone finally decided to go for it. I haven't seen squatting behavior so this took me by surprise. Here's a pic! The one on the right is from my EE - the other from the Ameracauna.
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  2. peep-a-boo

    peep-a-boo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh congrats! I'm on week 25 and no eggs yet. Any thoughts on why it took so long to lay?
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congratulations!! :)
    My Barred rock laid her first egg at 18 weeks!! :-D
     
  4. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm really not sure why. My guess is that they are a late-maturing bird, and when fall rolled around and they hadn't started laying yet (like I expected) the days were getting shorter and they just decided to wait until spring. That's the only thing I can figure out! LOL
     

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