I got my first egg. How long for another?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThinkingChickens, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    My Barred Rock laid her first egg. It was perfect and delicious. Now, how long until the second egg? Is it a gamble at first? It was day before yesterday she laid her egg.
  2. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    my FBCM just started laying this past week. she layed a very long, narrow 1st egg....then skipped a day, then layed her 2nd egg and the next day layed her 3rd. it's normal for them not to be very consistent when they 1st start laying. it depends on the girl. i've had some be pretty consistent, but then others, they lay, then take 2 or 3 days off, then lay another, then take one day off, then lay, then take 2 - 4 days off etc.
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Yep hens and only the hens know when they are going to lay you some breakfast [​IMG]
  4. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Our first laying hen took 2-3 days after her first. Then they start coming more regularly.....and eventually get to be full sized [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  5. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Our BA only started laying this week and so far we've had 6 eggs! Her laying times have been a little weird though.

    Egg #1 - Tuesday 9am
    Egg #2 - Tuesday 10am (second egg from her that day!)
    Egg #3 - Wednesday 3pm
    Thursday she took the day off
    Egg #4 - Friday morning (before 7am)
    Egg #5 - Saturday morning (before 7am)
    Egg #6 - Sunday 8am

    All have been perfectly formed and a decent size (between 48 and 55 grams).

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