First egg...two days ago

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aunt sissy, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. aunt sissy

    aunt sissy In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2014
    Eugene, Oregon
    We got our first egg on Sunday. I was so excited!! It was so cute, not much bigger than a nickel but I've heard thats normal? My question is...I haven't seen an egg since. Is that normal?
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Congrats on the egg - and, yes, that is totally normal. The production system is just getting going and there are going to be some gaps and hiccups as all the parts get into full working order. Also, keep in mind that even an active, established laying hen will have "days off" from laying during their productive life - depending on breed anywhere from 3-6 eggs a week can be the average, so you can see that there are sometimes multiple days during a single week you would not see any eggs from a particular bird.

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