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Got our first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wildbillg, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. wildbillg

    wildbillg Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG]We have 2 Rhode Island white and 2 jersey giants about the same age approx 20 weeks
    And 2 Rhode Island reds and 2 gold sexlinks about 8 weeks old
    The last few days have been watching the whites get really red in the face so I opened a couple nest boxes 2 days ago and lined with hay. They kept kicking it out so I put up a border in front of the boxes and well this am there was our first egg. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congratulations, nice egg and nice cigars.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Getting that first egg from a pullet never wears thin - its always a happy day [​IMG] Congratulations!!

    CT
     
  4. wildbillg

    wildbillg Out Of The Brooder

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    So now can I expect an egg a day?
    There are 3 more that might start to lay but I think one more might be ready the jersey giants I think will take longer
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Its likely to take a few weeks before their plumbing system works itself out, so no, you may not get an egg every day to begin with. Thereafter, its highly possible that you will get 6-7 eggs a week from some of your girls, I'd say.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    The sex links should lay the best, almost every day, the others will lay 3-5 eggs a week, with occasional breaks.
     

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