9 months later first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pupsnpullets, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My youngest pullet hatched at the end of March 08 and has finally, finally, produced her first egg. It has taken more than 9 months, several threats, new nest box bedding and I'd almost got to the point of adding an 'electric perch warmer' and meditational music! [​IMG] It is a decent sized egg, though.
     
  2. sara

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    [​IMG] congrats
     
  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. She's going have to lay a lot of eggs to make up for the 9 months of care and feeding!
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    What, no picture??

    I had two EEs that didn't start to lay until well into their 8th month, BUT - they both laid Jumbo sized eggs their first laying season!

    One of them just began to lay last week after her molt, and every egg has been over 3 ounces! Sheesh! So, I figured the wait was worth it for those honkin' eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. PTSM

    PTSM Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens, and usually get about 3 eggs a day. Today, we got one very small egg for the first time. They were born just about 9 months ago - do you think that one of my hens just now started laying?
     

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