First eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heather28, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. heather28

    heather28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first eggs yesterday I think by my barred rocks how often do they lay normally?[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    Those aren't barred rock egg they aren't brown. It depends on breed and the individual as far as how often they will lay.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

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    x2 Congrats on your first eggs![​IMG]
     
  4. heather28

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    I took them in the dark room they r kinda tanish but I have them in a flock of rir but they both lay brown eggs so ... not sure I tried to watch today to c if I could catch one of them laying but guess I'm not gonna get n e today maybe tomorrow
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    Here's a barred rock egg, RIR lay this color or a bit darker.
     
  6. heather28

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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    Now I can see they are brown. Mine started about 3 weeks ago and has laid daily. I would expect her to take a break eventually. Barred rocks should lay around 3-5 eggs a week as an average their first year.
     
  8. Cbennich

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    How old are your girls? Mine are 22 weeks and no eggs yet.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    Mine are 25 weeks, mine started at about 23 weeks.
     
  10. Cbennich

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    Thanks the reassurance. After reading some of the threads, I just checked vents and the 'space between pelvic (?) bones'. The two red stars and my barred rock are getting closer. How exciting it's going to be to get an egg!!
     

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