Have you ever had a pullet lay a one-fer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fatcatx, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. fatcatx

    fatcatx Chillin' With My Peeps

    We hatched an olive-eggers egg in the spring with an unknown roo - both blue egg layer and brown were possibilities. Nov 1st we were egg-cited to find a spearmint colored egg in the nest so we were sure our mystery chicken was laying. Our other birds have never laid an egg this color. (see pic for comparison)That has been the only egg to show up!

    Never had a pullet that went into lay for one egg and then stop - is it possible? [​IMG]
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I've had a week or more go between the first egg and the next egg. Every pullet is an individual and their bodies mature in different ways. It's all part of their body adjusting to laying.
  3. fatcatx

    fatcatx Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've had substantial gaps too, but it is going on 7 weeks since the egg. I wondered if it was possible that her hormones got geared up only to be shut down by the shorter days. Our pullets typically lay at least once a week through the first winter once they get going.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Hmmmm...hard to say...may be that only time will tell.

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