ETEA (estimated time of egg arrival)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SophiaRose, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. SophiaRose

    SophiaRose Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode Island is scheduled to start laying soon and I was wondering if that date is accurate. Here are some pictures of her from this morning:

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  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks close to laying.

    I really need to explain to mine that there is a schedule. Lazy girls that they are.

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  3. bgolic

    bgolic New Egg

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    Mine ended up laying on their own terms. The Barred Plymouth Rocks laid first, at about 5 months give or take a week. My Buff Orpingtons followed, then my Partidge Rocks and my last but not leasters are the Golden Laced Wyandottes. They were a good 2-3 weeks behind and are still laying smaller eggs but they are increasing in size. Once you start hearing the "laying song" which to us means they run around crazy bwaking and then out pops an egg. Good luck and you should be soon !
     
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  4. SophiaRose

    SophiaRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think she is already laying and hiding her eggs? Also, since it is winter here is there anything I should do to make sure she will actually lay?
     
  5. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ETEA Spring. Unless you are supplementing with artificial light which might help.. I never count on them in Nov & Dec unless they are already pullets laying by Sept.
     
  6. normanack

    normanack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I call mine Slacker Hens during that endless time when they look all grown up but haven't begun to lay.

    x2 on the welcome!
     
  7. charlischooks

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    Hi I have 1 New Hampshire that has just started laying at 24 weeks, my rhode island red cross is 23 weeks and I dont think she is close to laying yet, and my 24 week old Australorp will start laying very soon I hope. It seems to take forever for you to get your first egg, but it really is very exciting. I have attached a pic of my first eggs from my New Hampshire.
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