How long to lay her first egg? Nevermind She Did IT!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McGoo, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Gertie, my little 6 month old RIR, took about 3 hours to finally pass her first egg. What a whirlwind here. The hens and roo are all excited. Of course so am I. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Takes them alittle while to get those first eggs to come out sometimes....I have some hens that just go plop and then some that want to take hours....

    Congrats on your first Gertie egg!!....RIR's usually lay around 19 to 20 weeks...must be something in the air this year...I have some orps that are going on 6 months and nothing.....
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Maybe laying has to do with weather? And it could be heat or drought. My chicks came from a local farm who heads up a school egg-hatching program. She's got 80 chicks from the spring program - all the same age as mine and she was sooo frustrated cause none of them were laying either. So I knew that it wasn't just me.

    Guess we'll never know. Nature does it's own thing. Kinda like thinking that you know when a baby's coming - not.

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