how long does it take to lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heksa, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. chiclet

    chiclet Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    Hey Pat:/
    Oatmeal is the only food my chickens get excited about too! I leave out the sugar. Can't be very good for them, i figure....

    Congrats on the egg, Heksa!!
    I got my first yesterday, and understand your excitment! I'm anxiously awaiting another today! The same chicken is acting out of sorts again....!
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I blow out the eggshells of each of my pullets' first eggs. That way I have the memento AND get to eat the good stuff inside, too!
  3. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    [​IMG] Thanks for all the congrats! It is very exciting! I can't wait to go home and take pictures of my today's hero and the egg. [​IMG]
  4. Keens2050

    Keens2050 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2010
    Narvon, PA
    Hi Whatdacluck! I would guess the noise they were producing is just like little children screaming for their candy! Keep them off the sugar. If you want to sweeten their "porridge" so ahead and do so naturally with fruit and the like. Mine, too, prefer sweets over salty items. They LOVE leftover breads (usually my daughter only eats half her bagel with cream cheese and hens get that). Also, your girls may not be laying due to stress of moving to new location. Ireland, eh? It's the only country I've ever been to besides Canada. I'm Irish and wanted to see my ancestoral roots. My grandmother was a Mullen & my grandfather was a McGee. Nice to have you on the forum!
  5. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Quote:You don't want to dilute their diet out too much by offering too many treats especially since they will need the nutrition in their feed even more once they start to lay.

    Porridge (made from ground corn) is fine without the sugar and they don't need salt in it either if you are adding any which is normally what we do.
  6. burntmuch

    burntmuch Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    Montrose MI
    Heksa Great question. I was just getting ready to ask the same when I seen your post. Mine have been laying for a week or so too. Awesome isnt it. Congrats.
  7. whatdacluck

    whatdacluck Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2010
    Co Wexford
    Quote:Thank you one and all for replying to my query, you have all confirmed what I thought. Yes I thought the sugar was the cause of this.

    @ Keens2050 or Heather (hope you don't mind I looked up your profile) So you're Irish! ah sure that's just great. I'm from Co Wexford. I love Ireland but I'd never come on holiday here... why? I hear you ask??? Because I'd never leave it in the first place:[​IMG]

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  8. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    Pembroke GA
    If I ever make it to Ireland I want to stay.... Maybe I'll retire and move there.... What's the cost of living like over there? (I'm a mixed bag, heinz variety breed. I'm Irish, English, Dutch, and German).
  9. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    [​IMG] That was a REALLY tiny egg! And VERY long for that matter. I've never seen anything like it. [​IMG]


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  10. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    What a sweet picture!!!! She looks entranced by her first egg!

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