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egg help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kingkav, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. kingkav

    kingkav Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, we currently have 4 hens, no roo as we are backyarders! They were all point of lay and in the last 3 weeks we have seen 3 of 4 start laying for the first time (silkie,ftizzle,polish) which is great. However my jersey giant has not yet laid, which iam very worried about as she has one a couple of occasions come out of her house clucking like she has just laid one, but there is nothing there. Could she be egg bound? Also I noticed today her vent feathers are a little damp.

    Ian
     
  2. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The majority of our Jersey Giants took a long time to start laying. They looked like they might, they were in and out of the nesting boxes, their vents were moist, they even sang their egg songs, but didn't lay for weeks after their coop mates.

    I would give her a few more weeks.
     
  3. kingkav

    kingkav Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks, is her wet vent anything to be worried by or is it just a laying thing as you said?

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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's just practicing her singing voice. You'll have eggs from her soon.
     
  5. kingkav

    kingkav Out Of The Brooder

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    Hopefully I heard there eggs are big, so excited about seeing them
     
  6. kingkav

    kingkav Out Of The Brooder

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    Hurrah , today she dropped her first egg amd what a beauty it is!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!
     
  8. kingkav

    kingkav Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas as to why she has not laid again since? Is this normal?
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It can take them awhile to really get going.
     

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