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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maxxsmommy, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My production red hen laid her first egg 2 days ago, but she has not laid one yesterday or today so far... should i be worried? she acts fine, poop is normal nothing seems wrong with her.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, don't be worried. She's a new layer, and getting into the swing of things. I've had to wait up to 2 weeks for a specific hen to lay her second egg. Just give it time. Good luck!
     
  3. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    still no egg tonight.. I looked up at her on her roost and told her she needs to lay one tonight so mama can have breakfast with a REAL egg. She just looked down and me and sqwaked lol [​IMG]
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you free range? I've found that new layers are also more likely to lay outside the nest box. When mine first begin laying, I keep them confined in the run until afternoon - most have finished their business by then.
    But, definitely can take a while before they start laying consistently.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    new layers will not generally lay every day. It might be once a week at first. I would not be too worried. Mine have always started one every other day, but it all varies. Congrats on getting the first egg!
     

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