how long til egg #2?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crystal94040, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we got our first egg yesterday *yay*...it was on the small side, but had a nice hard shell, even color...my daughter accidently dropped it a few minutes later [​IMG] but before that it looked perfect. There was a little glob of redish brown blood next to the yolk...but I assume thats ok??
    So when can we expect more eggs? Not sure which chicken laid it. We have a plymouth rock, delaware, Australorp, buff orph. and a red star.

    Once they start laying is it a fairly regular thing or will # 2 take awhile? They are 4 months old btw
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's normal for a little extra with the first eggs. Only 4 months old? Young one there. The second egg can be anywhere from a day to a month away. Nerve racking isn't it?
     
  3. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I counted the weeks...they are all 17 1/2 weeks old. [​IMG]

    I keep a heat lamp in there 24/7 ( they are spoiled I know) could that be whats helping it along? It's usually in the 50-60's during the day and 30's-40's at night so I keep it on most of the time ( always at night)
     
  4. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got number 2 today...I posted a pic in the "first eggs" thread. [​IMG]
     
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  6. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and another this morning! [​IMG] eating them both right now....yum!
     

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