First Egg on Tuesay, none since...hmmm

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by itsmechrissy, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So on Tuesday, one of my girls layed her first egg!!! Another laid her first egg to but it had no shell. It's Friday and we've had no eggs since... is this normal? I know the shell less thing is but not sure about the no eggs.. would guess it's ok but I just hate to guess so I must ask.

    thanks much!
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's normal for laying to be irregular at first. Each chicken is an individual and matures at different rates. Their bodies have to adjust to the laying process.

    *But I'd be looking around for hidden nests too - they can be sneaky buggers....................check out my sneaky bugger who is obviously too good for a nest box.
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  3. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That chicken looks so happy [​IMG]


    To the OP - wish I had an answer but I'm a total newbie. Mine skipped a day right after they started and then started back up again. From what I've read it's completely normal!
     
  4. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply!!! Your sneaky bugger is a doll!
     
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