How soon after your first egg, did the rest follow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by littlepeeps, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. littlepeeps

    littlepeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    You know how after the first girl in your class got her mensus, most everyother girl was close behind...does this happen with chickens too?

    I got my first egg yesterday, my girls are 26+ weeks old, and I am just wondering if now that 1 has the idea, the rest will follow. Just trying to get them laying before winter here in Canada.

    Also, how long does it take for a hen to get upto her 'peak', or at least accountable number of eggs?
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think the others should follow suit with in the next 2 weeks as long as they are the same breed and age. As for peek, if you mean regular laying and good size it may take another 2 months.
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all different breeds and sizes, but they all laid within 2 weeks after that first egg. But they are slow at first -- not everybody lays everyday. There might be an egg every three or four days, then every two or three days, then every day or two. You'll see -- pretty soon you'll have a collection of eggs that you won't know what to do with.

    Congrats on your first egg!

    Jenny
     
  4. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 Black Australorps (23 weeks old tomorrow), and from the day they layed their first egg (last full moon), I have had an egg every day.
    It took 5 days to get 2 eggs, and another 4 days for a 3 egg day.
    They have been laying for almost 3 weeks, and I have had 3- 5 egg days this week.
    Sometimes the eggs aren't entirely perfect- I had a shell-less, a tiny quail egg sized one and one got broken, from falling out of the nest.
    But, all toll, they completed their 4th dozen today (not counting the weird ones).
    I am sure their laying habits depend on breed and so forth, but this was my experience.
    Your mileage may vary.

    Congratulations on your first egg! Nothing could be more wonderful!
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    (I blew the very first one, and the tiny one to save for posterity)
     
  5. Adorkable

    Adorkable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 4 one of them started laying on the 7th and on the 14th another one started... still waiting on the other 2.

    [​IMG] Congrats on the egg [​IMG]
     

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