?? about beginner layer??

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

  1. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    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.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    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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