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Eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jujube2, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. jujube2

    jujube2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    First flock and first laying hens, need help. We got our first egg 2 days ago, my husband took it from the nesting/egg box and brought it inside. We have not seen more eggs for the past 2 days. Are we supposed to leave the egg in the nest until there is more than 1? I have also seen my Jersey Giant trying to mate with some of the hens and am not sure if he has been successful or not. We ordered 1 jersey and 1 sussex rooster, ended up with 4 roosters. The Jersey, 2 Speckled Sussex and 1 Dark Brahma. Which is the best way to separate the flock of 27 with this variety, hen flock consists of: 2 each - silver laced and columbian wyandottes, 2 new hampshires, 2 each buff, barred and partridge rocks, 1 dark brahma, 2 speckled sussex hens, 2 ameraucana hens, 2 jersey hens and 2 black australorp hens. We have 2 large covered coops with a pretty big run but would like to separate the hens we want to lay only and the jersey and sussex roosters from the fights that have started. I had to leave the jersey in the coop with his food and water today because of the mating attempts and fighting with the sussex until I have a working solution.

    Thanks in Advance
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  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry that you haven't seen another egg yet. She is new to laying so will be irregular. My black copper marans that had been laying for a couple months is still only up to 2-3 a week.
     
  3. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    She'll get the hang of it :) Mine were only laying every 3 days or so for a couple of weeks, now they lay almost every day.
    Very rarely do they miss a day now and they are almost 1 :)
     
  4. jujube2

    jujube2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info, I appreciate the help. Today we got 2 more so we're up to 4 for this week. [​IMG]
     
  5. jujube2

    jujube2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Thanks, we don't know which of the brown egg layers are laying, just happy they are laying.
     

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