Got my first egg...now I have questions.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ellie_may12, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. ellie_may12

    ellie_may12 In the Brooder

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    WooHoo! I got my first egg on Thursday. I have been getting one about every other day now. Is that normal?

    Is it normal for only one pullet to start laying even if they are all the same age? Actually, I have five 20 week olds, four 17 week olds and a 16 week old.

    Also, how do you figure out who to thank for the eggs? I think that it is "Gravy". She is the biggest barred rock with the biggest/reddest comb and waddles and bosses all the other girls around. But several other of the older girls are doing the stop and squat.

    Anyway, sorry for all the newbie questions. Thanks!
     
  2. countrygirl23

    countrygirl23 In the Brooder

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    Yeah its normal.My 10 black giants all sit onone nest even though i have 9 others and i will find almost 20 eggs.Im a newbie too.[​IMG]
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Yeah, it's normal for them to start laying at different ages. They each have their own individual bioglogical clock, as it were. lol

    You'll just have to catch them in the act to be sure who the layer is.
     
  4. ellie_may12

    ellie_may12 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info!

    Hopefully a couple of other girls will start soon too. I have never seen a yolk so yellow as the ones my girls lay! I guess it is because they get a handful of scratch and spend several hours a day eating bugs in my yard.

    They really are amazing creatures.
     
  5. CallyB57

    CallyB57 Songster

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    Wow! [​IMG] I'm so excited for you! I can't wait for one of mine to lay an egg - will probably be in about 5 weeks - [​IMG]
     

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