?? about beginner layer??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by khable, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. khable

    khable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    My almost 20 week old Buff Orpington gal started laying 4 days ago.

    We now have 4 eggs! She is laying an egg about every 26 hours. I thought they would start off every 3 or 4 days??? Is this right??

    Also, she seems very uncomfortable for a while before she lays the egg. Takes about 2 hours or more of her being very loud... (Bok.. Bok...Bok... Bok...) going in and out of the nest... staring in a trance... etc... before she actually lays the egg.

    Will this shorten as she gets used to this?

    How do experienced layers handle this?

    I feel bad for her! [​IMG]

    Please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She'll get used to it and she could be the exception by having a running start laying routine! She's just fine.
     
  3. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For mine, it's a community event. Every gosh darn egg everyone gets going. The hen, then the roosters, then the other hens, then the guineas. When it's finally quiet, I know to go get my 'present'. Hopefully they'll calm down soon since the three that are laying are new to laying as well.
     

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