I got my first egg!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick whisper, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Chick whisper

    Chick whisper In the Brooder

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    Today I came home from working out and saw the the nesting box was a little brown egg!!! The hens are almost 16 weeks old, she laid really early, I was really surprised. Now that I got my first egg does she start the cycle of every 25/26 hours of laying one or will it be a few days until the next egg??
     

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Congratulations on that first egg! :ya It could go either way, often if they lay an egg really early like that it is a few days or more until the next one... but the more commercial breeds (like sex links, leghorns etc) that you expect to lay a lot of eggs often do start laying on a regular schedule fast.
     
  3. Chick whisper

    Chick whisper In the Brooder

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    Are Rhode Island reds considered commercial breeds? I have know idea.
     

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