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First egg.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smfritch, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. smfritch

    smfritch In the Brooder

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    A little over a week ago one of my RIR laid her first egg. She hasn't laid again until today. The first egg was very small, and the one she laid today is a little larger, but still very small. Is this normal?


    Steven
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I don't know, but we have two RIR chicks - what color was the egg? Oh and CONGRATS!!!!
     
  3. cyanne

    cyanne Songster

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    Yep, pullets often lay small eggs when they first start laying and then over time they should get up to their regular size.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]

    My hens first eggs were very small, but they only took a couple days between 1st and 2nd egg.
     
  5. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Songster

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    Congrats on the first eggs!! I too got my first eggs just over a week ago and they are kind of small. The first little chicken is starting to lay just a little bigger eggs now. The good part is tht she must have kick started the other hens to start laying because yesterday I got 2 eggs and today I got 3 eggs. They are on a roll now I guess.
     
  6. smfritch

    smfritch In the Brooder

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    Thanks! The first egg was brown, but the second egg was brown and white. They are normal inside, just very small.
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Congrats!!! [​IMG]

    She'll get in the laying cycle... which may still be a little slow with the days shortening now!
     

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