I Got My First Egg -- Now Nothing!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by #1California Chick, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I was very excited last Friday to get my first egg (I think that it was from my 21 week old Australorpe - who is the largest of my pullets). It was small , but not too small.

    Since then, nothing!!!! When will I see another egg?? We opened up the nests, but so far no sign that any of the pullets have gone into them.

    I have 8 other pullets that are also 21 weeks old -- RIRs, BO, BR and BA. Nothing from them either!!

    I have NO patience!!! (Not after waiting 21 weeks!!!)

  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    Be patient egg laying is sporadic when they first start out. Do you have supplemental lighting on your hens?
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree. This is normal. Having just started laying, it may be sporadic at first. Give them some time for their bodies to adjust to laying.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quit going up to the coop 15 times a day, and maybe they will lay. [​IMG] It's hard, I know. [​IMG]
  5. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Quote:HOW DID YOU KNOW???? LOL

    I check the run (where I found my first egg!). I check the coop and I check the nests (from outside the coop).

    Well I am going to be pretty busy on Monday and not able to check very often. Maybe that will do the trick!!

    So nice to have friends to talk to who UNDERSTAND!!

  6. 88heather

    88heather Songster

    May 9, 2009
    Black Forest, CO
    LOL! I love it!!! Me too.. got my first egg yesterday and must of gone out to the coop 10+ times today looking for another.. My 21.5 week old barred rock chicken laid it.. I know it was her.. No egg today.. booo!!! I want another egg too!!!

    You aren't alone!!![​IMG]
  7. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Quote:So nice to have friends that don't look at me strange!! I kept the back door open all day so that I could hear any "Egg Songs". But nothing today!! I have golf balls in all the nests, but I don't think that there have been "nesters".

    Better luck tomorrow!!!

    (Of course, when I start getting 9 eggs a day, I will wonder what I was thinking!! LOL).


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