first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mother o' chicks72, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    One of my girls laid her first egg 4-5 days ago and I was wondering when I should be expecting another one from her. none of the others are laying yet.
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Newly hens will probably lay one egg a week.
     
  3. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    ok thanks! so the girl who laid is a sort of fast developer although i'm not exactly sure how old she is she definitely looks older than the other girls even though I know they're the same age. when should I be expecting eggs from the others? Also she laid her first egg behind the bamboo bed because we didn't have the nesting box filled with hay, should I expect to find the next one in the box or behind the bamboo? thanks!
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Your other hens should start to lay very soon! And just check both spots for their eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. val0808

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    I was wondering that too! I have 6 chickens and got 5 eggs over a period of 4 days about 10 days ago. I've had no eggs in the last 5 days or so. I wondered if it was the heat or if they lay rather sporadically at first.
     
  6. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Quote:Your hens should start laying more, more into the year. [​IMG]

    and [​IMG] !!!
     
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  7. val0808

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    Thanks! Now that I have my chickens I don't know how I ever lived without them! I love this site too. [​IMG]
     
  8. <3ChickenForever

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    Quote:Yes, BYC is a great website!! I like it better than facebook! Hahah [​IMG]
     
  9. val0808

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    I found my missing eggs this morning! I had thought that since the first eggs had been laid in the nesting box that they would lay ALL their eggs there. Duh. There was a nest of eggs under some bushes near a stump. 11 of them! One of the ladies ran straight to the nest to lay an egg as soon as I let them out of the pen. My question now is are those eggs ok? It has been in the upper 80's low 90's and humid for about a week. One of the eggs was really warm so I figure that one was newly laid but I'm not sure about the others.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd toss the eggs myself. Can you block access to the stump, so they don't lay there anymore?
     

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