First egg EVER today

whytedragon

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Sep 27, 2009
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I got my 2 RIR hens off of Craigslist about 1 1/2 weeks ago. They're adults, but that's all I know...and that they were laying.

Today I got my first egg from one of them...but I'm wondering if this means tomorrow or soon after I should be expecting another?
 

fldiver97

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Aug 5, 2009
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congrats on the first egg!! It depends....some chickens lay an egg almost every some not. Different breeds plus different ages all play a role. So does hours of daylight and temperature to an extend. Sometimes they will lay for a few days, then not.......If you know your chickens breed you can look it up to see what they lay on average. Pullets are erratic when they first start. Also I read that egglaying peaks at 1 - 2 years and then slows. But not every chicken 'goes by the book'....
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whytedragon

Songster
10 Years
Sep 27, 2009
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Floresville, Texas
Thanks for the reply, I know I am so excited to have gotten my first egg, and just as excited to get the 2nd, lol.
We just added 3 new hens today, 1 Barred Rock and 2 Silver Laced Feather Footed Cochins. They are so beautiful!
I dunno if that has any effect on egg laying, since they are establishing a pecking order...thinking they may hold off. But I guess we will see!
 

easttxchick

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Aug 3, 2009
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Congrats on the hens and the eggs!
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My PR hen started laying 12 days ago and hasn't missed a day. She is awesome
 

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