first eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by graggy, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. graggy

    graggy In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have 5 buff orpingtons. One started laying 3 days ago got an egg every day since. Should I refridgerate them right away when I get them? Also I'm thinking about putting a brooder lampin the coop for heat when it gets colder.Will this be ok or will the extra light affect them when it get dark earlier. I thought about leaving the light on all night. Thanks

  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Unless you want to incubate them then yes. Refrigerate whenever you find them.
    Happy egg collecting. [​IMG]
  3. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    putting a heat lamp in the coop is a good idea but i would get a red one that way it would be easier for her to sleep at night. You might also want to let them out that way they still know when it is night and when it is day.

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