First Egg! When can I expect my next one?! :D

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aoxa, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    My barred rock hen, Dixie, layed her first egg yesterday morning. Was wondering how long it will take her to get in the swing of things and become a regular layer?


    I'm so proud of my little Dixie!

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  2. motherhenmindy

    motherhenmindy Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Congratulations!! Don't you just love BR? I love mine. She is the only one of my 3 to be doing the egg squat, she just started doing it Friday. I was so excited. Anyway, don't have an answer for you but wanted to say "Go Dixie!!"
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    It doesn't take long for them to get in the swing of things. Maybe a week or two at the most. Congrats on the first egg and beautiful photos!
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:She's my absolute favourite, but shhh... don't tell the others LOL. She squats for me everytime I pick her up. She's so talkative and very loving. She just loves when I talk to her. She talks right back. Every time I open my back door, she knows because she comes a'runnin'! XD The rest follow her too!

    I would definitely get another barred rock. Such a beautiful breed!
  5. ParadiseChickens

    ParadiseChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    One of my 26 week old RIR's laid for the first time last Monday. She then laid every day after that until yesterday. I guess she took Sunday as a day of rest, she has already laid one this morning. Now if the rest of the 8 of my same age chickens would get the hint, that would be nice.

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