First Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MeNKJ, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. MeNKJ

    MeNKJ Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls (we have 2) are 6 months old and we just started getting eggs last week. We aren't sure which, or if both, are laying but the picture is (from left to right) a large "S"tore egg and then numbered 1 through 5 in the order ours were laid. The first 3 were in one laying box and then we had 2 days with no eggs then the last 2 eggs were in the second laying box. Are the eggs sizes normal for the first eggs? We are new to owning chickens (obviously lol).
     
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  2. MeNKJ

    MeNKJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Me and my girls. Tip, the Ancona (black and the one we suspect is laying)) and Moonlight, we think she is Blue Hen of Delaware.
     
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  3. Cbennich

    Cbennich Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no clue but need to learn. My girls are 22 weeks old and no eggs yet! [​IMG] I'm confused about providing artificial light to promote laying. It's going to a happy day around here when we finally get an egg! [​IMG]
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Egg size can vary and are mostly smaller at onset of lay.
    Can get huge double yolkers or tinier ones.
    Can take up to a month or so for things to smooth out.

    One way to know who is laying and who is not is to examine vent and pelvic bones.
    Vent Appearance:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying.

    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     
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