BSL laid her first egg.....then 5 more on 5 straight days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fsuklee, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. fsuklee

    fsuklee New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016
    So my BSL laid her first egg Sunday. It was small but I was pumped. To my surprise she has laid six eggs on six days. Is that normal. I assumed five eggs ina seven day stretch. Her only partner is a Barred Rock that is not layinf yet to my knowledge.

    I am off tomorrow so I hope to observe all morning but seven in a row might be a little greedy.

  2. featherfella

    featherfella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there,

    Yes I would say that is very normal, if your chicken is older then 18 weeks. My chicken laided her first egg and I was so exited, then the next day another egg and they just keep coming.
  3. gator75

    gator75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2012
    My bsl started laying 12 days ago at 21 weeks and has laid every day since she began. I was very surprised, but then, thats what they were bred to do.

    Also, eggs are still very small (haven't increased in size since day 1) so maybe that makes daily laying easier?
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
  4. fsuklee

    fsuklee New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016
    Thanks for your comments. GATOR75 I am noticing the same thing that the eggs are not really getting any bigger so far. My BSL was at 18 weeks.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sexlinks are production birds, crossed to be prolific layers, so it's not surprising.
    Can take weeks to months for eggs to get larger.

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