how long between first egg and the next?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauracarmer, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. lauracarmer

    lauracarmer In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    My remaining bantam RIR laid her first egg almost 2 weeks ago. Today she laid her second. She seems to have a very hard time laying. Today it took between 2-3 hours and our OEG alpha hen was going nuts. If she didn't lay eggs I'd think she was a rooster!

    Last week we got 2 Ameraucana pullets that each laid their first eggs the day we picked them up and the next day. How long before they lay their next?
  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    It just depends on the chicken. When they are new at laying it takes them a little while before their system is regulated. Eventually, if they have the right food supplement and the required lighting (12-14 hrs), then they should lay on a cycle of every 25 hrs.

    My very first pullet to lay a SLW would skip a few days then lay a nice double yolker. Some of mine still like to sit in the nest a long time after laying. They are like nana boo boo, I'm sitting in your favorite nest. [​IMG]

    Mine have slowed down this winter, but still producing. I get anywhere from 8 - dz eggs a day from 15 pullets.
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Mine started with 3 in a row, then missed a day then 4, missed one then 3, missed one then 4 again.

    I thought that was incredible to just jump right in so fast.

    I adopted 2 1 yr olds and they stopped laying, sometimes the move shocks them and the tension stops them from laying. It is hard to tell they are all different. Don't forget the cold has allot to do with it too.

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  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    My BO girls are 28 wks now and started last Sunday. I have had an egg everyday since except Thurs. Yay, we are excited. I even think another started because I got the tiniest little egg yesterday and the others are all medium.

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