Egg Party Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweetshoplady, May 11, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Since Millie's original flock was eaten by predators (3 other pullets and a roo), she has laid eggs quietly. She is now with the Delawares. She still lays eggs quietly (not counting growling at the delawares). I am wondering if she will go back to having the daily egg party once she accepts these chickens as part of her flock. They do sleep together on the garage door, but the Delawares are 15' away from her, so not exactly sleeping next to her.

    Your thoughts on this are appreciated.
  2. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Does anyone think that she is not announcing her egg because she is the only one laying an egg? I have noticed that if she thinks that one of the Delawares (particularly one of the roos) may see her egg, she will run back over and sit back on there for a while. Not to be broody, but to hide the egg.

    I really hope that once the Delaware ladies start laying that they will have the "I laid an egg party" again. [​IMG]

    I thought the egg party was fun. They were so proud of themselves. [​IMG]
  3. mudderhen

    mudderhen Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    That is so sweet! This is my first time with chickens, and all my babies are about 10 weeks old. I bought four older girls from a sale, a RIR, a red star, a big blue, and i'm not sure what kind Mandy is. The red star, "Goldie", laid hers first, and I still haven't heard anything from her, the RIR, "Beulah" started laying next. She doesn't make a peep either. I have watched her lay some of her eggs, and you can hear her strain a little as she pushes the egg out, but not a sound. "Big Mama" the big blue, hasn't laid at all, and she may be too old, but today I noticed Mandy in the hen house making all kinds of racket and pacing the edge of the nesting boxes, and when I went to check on them a little while ago, there was another egg. [​IMG] I am pretty sure it was hers. I hope they have a hen party, but if they are like mine, some may while others may not. [​IMG]
  4. lilcountry

    lilcountry Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Benson, NC
    They are laying at 10 weeks? Or did I read that wrong? Isnt that way early?
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Quote:You read wrong.

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