First Egg = Dead Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mmvisualart, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. mmvisualart

    mmvisualart Out Of The Brooder

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    My young Mille Fleure Cochin Bantam hen laid her first egg. It was about a third of the size of the eggs of my other girls, but a lovely tan color with a nice dark yolk. The next day I found her stone cold dead in the coop. Does anyone think the second egg may have been regular size and bound her. Or was this just a freak thing? She was a healthy little bird. :(
     
  2. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss...[​IMG]
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't really say. Over the last 20 years I have lost most of my chickens either when they start to lay or when the start again after molting. It is just a fact that sometimes they are not right for egg laying! That said I have only ever lost a handful of chickens over 20 years of keeping them.
     
  4. mmvisualart

    mmvisualart Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you'all!
     

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