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How long does it take for egg-laying to "even out"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nematocyst, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Nematocyst

    Nematocyst Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens, a Welsummer, laid her first egg this weekend. Her second one was today, and it was much darker and less noticeable speckles. I know that it takes a while for their bodies to adjust to egg-laying, but how long until they're fairly consistent?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Some of mine are consistent from the start, others seem to need some breaks. But I'd say within a month it should be mostly worked out.
     
  3. Nematocyst

    Nematocyst Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks! Her second egg seems much closer to what one would expect of a Welsummer, colour-wise.
     

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