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Chickens Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 19marvinn, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken layed her first egg Sunday (2 days ago). I've been expecting her to lay yesterday and today but she hasn't. Is something wrong?
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not necessarily, they aren't always consistent layers when they first start. As long as she is acting normally I wouldn't worry about it. You may get an egg tomorrow or not for a week.
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy 19marvinn

    The breed of chicken would be helpful in this case as some breeds are more prolific layers than others.

    Having said that, I have found with all my new layers [bantams] it takes a while for the new layers to get their 'plumbing’ right and get into a routine etc and yes, having a break every so often when they are new to laying is not a cause for concern unless she is showing any signs of stress or illness.
     
  4. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I believe the layer is a Barred Plymouth Rock.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Do you free range?
     
  6. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not as much as anymore. I had a hawk problem.
     

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