Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krbowman56, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. krbowman56

    krbowman56 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are 21 week old. When should I start looking for eggs? I have two RIR, one Barred Rock. Their beaks have turned a darker red. I have not seen any squatting but they have been in the nest boxes.
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    Daylight hours are increasing now and RIRs from Hatcheries start at about 22 weeks normally. Usually the RIRs will start a week or two before the BRs.

    You should get a fist egg early in January. Often they will sing the egg song the day before they lay the fist egg. Checking out the nest box is a close sign too.

    [​IMG] that you have eggs soon!
     
  3. krbowman56

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    What is the egg song? They are what I call "talking" like crazy.
     
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    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    This!

    She is ready to lay and egg...

     
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    Thanks for the information. They are not that loud yet.
     
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    What a surprise we got around noon. Gertrude gave us our first egg.
     
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    Congratulations!

    Mine are getting quite talkative, but no eggs. They lie.
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    That is great!

    Congratulations on getting a first egg.
     

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