first started egg laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksrocka, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. chicksrocka

    chicksrocka Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2009
    My first chicken layed an egg yesterday. I was wondering how often your chickens layed in the first week or two of egg laying. mine that is laying is a 19 week old SLW! thanks for any thoughts.
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    mine have laid daily since they started, and when they take a day off, I've gotten double yokers the next day, so I must be doing something right [​IMG]

    although, when my original two (about 3 years ago, I didnt have a clue what I was doing them [​IMG] ) started they laid really weird shaped eggs, and would lay only 3 or 4 a week till they settled down.

    I think as long as your feeding them well and they get plenty of calcium they lay pretty regularly (my first 2 never got extra calcium, I didnt know *shakes head*) but they are just starting, so give her a chance [​IMG]
  3. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    We got eggs off and on once they started for about the first month, then they got more regular. We have 9 "girls" and on average we get 6 eggs a day. a week or so ago we did get 9 eggs two day's in a row. And were getting 8 eggs a day for awhile. Only got 4 today.

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