First egg how long in between?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trcwood, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. trcwood

    trcwood New Egg

    Aug 19, 2011
    We got first egg in afternoon. Have five hens. How long between eggs. Any tricks or tips to help the girls out?
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    Minimum of 25 hours, Maximum of forrrrrever.

    Some people say extending the length of light helps. Some day I think I may try that.
  3. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    My production reds lay almost every 24 hours, at least 6 days out of 7. My White Rock and the only EE who is laying, lay about every 26 hours, 4 to 5 days per week. Since they are young, they have not really slacked off due to diminishing light. (Yet...[​IMG])
  4. 1 hen and 1 roo

    1 hen and 1 roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2011
    Ouachita Mountains
    Depends on your breed. some breeds lay everyday and some other breeds lay every other day.
    The usual is 24 to 26 hours to make a egg from start to laying it.
    I have seen a few days lapse in laying the next egg in some our my pullets.
    First eggs are awesome to get and when production is up that is grand!!!!
    We're still hoping to be able to sell eggs but they are just slow in getting started.
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    If the first egg was in the afternoon, I'd expect her to skip a day. That's what mine did, anyway. Afternoon egg, no egg, morning eggs for the next several days (just a bit later each day). Once they get to 3PM or so, they skip the next day.
  6. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    Quote:I find this to be true with my layers also. It has been getting dark around 6:30 pm here and about 4 ish seems to be their cut off now.
  7. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011
    My production red laid her first egg about a week and a half ago.. after her first egg it took her 4 days until i got another egg. But she has laid for 7 days straight now.. Today is the only day she skipped laying. Yesterday we got an egg at about 6 pm. lol So i can see why she would skip today. It all depends on the breed and when she feels like laying i suppose. Congrats on your first egg though! [​IMG]
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] still waiting for my first. [​IMG]

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