How exciting the second egg is!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buff-Island-Australorp, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first egg arrived on Thursday......no egg on Friday.....then today, my son and I watched one of our RIR's climb in to the milk crate nest I put in the run, left her alone for a while, then I sent my sone back out about 30 minutes later to check and sure enough......the second egg!
    It's just a little bit bigger than the 1st one.
    Questions for you backyarders......she laid this one at approx 11:30 this morning. If she was a consistent layer, should I expect the next one tomorrow, around the same time, or about an hour later that the time from today?
     
  2. Beaker Duck

    Beaker Duck BYC's CUTE Travelling Mascot

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    Congrats on the first egg!!! You will find the third and fourth and twenty-eigth eggs are exctiing also. Then as more start laying, and you get 2 eggs or 3 a day-- well it takes a long time for the excitement to end!
    They say it takes 23 or 25 hours for an egg to form( I can't remmeber which), which would men that the next egg would be an hour off.So, technically it would seem that in 12 days they would lay the morning egg at 10pm. [​IMG]
    I've known quite a few chickens and the eggs all seem to come within a few hour time frame every day-meaning almost all eggs are laid before noon. I've seen a few wait until later afternoon, but it's been the same chickens laying approximately the same time every day.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. redeye roy

    redeye roy Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first egg today from one of the 9 . Icant wait to check today now12.18 am now i may stay up all nite [​IMG]
     
  5. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens started laying 6 days ago. I have gotten 1 egg a day from her and she always seems to lay between 10-11am. My easter egger started laying 3 days ago, but skipped a day. Dont remember what time she laid her egg today. I get excited every time I open the coop door.
     

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