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Hens who tease!? Question about egg laying.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are gone this weekend. I got our first egg on Thursday. By 2:30pm on Friday I had not found any new eggs. My barred rock and columbian Wyandotte both have red faces, so it was from one of them. I was out at the coop frequently yesterday hoping for another egg before we had to go. One of my EEs was always separate from the rest of the flock. She never came running to the door when I got there like the rest of them, and like she normally does. At the time of my last check, she was laying in the run. There was no egg under her, but that made me wonder if she was about to lay an egg. Could she not really know what was going on so she was keeping away from everyone elese? Time will tell I guess... Hoping for a colorful egg basket. I cannot wait to get home tomorrow!

    Anyone?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, sometimes the egg coming catches them by surprise. But it is also not uncommon for a pullet to lay her first egg and then not lay again for several days to a week. It's all part of their bodies adjusting to laying.
     
  3. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 - sometimes it takes them awhile for their systems to kick into gear. [​IMG]
     

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