How do chickens lay eggs at the beginning of their egg laying lives?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carenm, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Carenm

    Carenm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 4 RSL's who are between 19-20 weeks. We are getting 1 egg a day and it's been 5 days in a row.

    Is this one egg a day from the same chicken? Or are there more than 1 chickens laying and they are all adjusting to the whole egg procedure??
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be either one. They do not follow strict rules. Congratulations, btw.
     
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some are hit and miss at first, so it could be one egg each day but from a different gal. But some start and are consistant right off the bat, so could be one egg each day from same hen. You might have to sit out in the coop one morning to find out. Congrats on the first eggs!!
     

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