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First Egg, will it encourage others to lay soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mouchie1961, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Mouchie1961

    Mouchie1961 In the Brooder

    May 14, 2016
    We got our first egg yesterday! Will it spur the others to start laying soon? We have ten layers, two each of the following: barred rocks, cuckoo marans, golden laced wyandottes, leghorns, easter eggers.

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    An egg doesn't encourage anything. Ovulation happens with sexual maturity, just like any other species. The main thing that affects onset of lay is day length and more accurately, increasing day length vs. decreasing.

    Congratulations on the first egg. It is exciting.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016
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