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Is it normal to get an egg every day from a first-time layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jenesis536, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still don't know which one of my girls are laying the eggs, but we got the first one on Sunday, another yesterday and a 3rd today... all perfect and in the nest box. I'm pretty sure it's the same girl, but I guess I was expecting them to be a little less frequent in the beginning. I am so excited everything is going so well!
     
  2. Rusty's Ranch

    Rusty's Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's my understanding that a hen will lay approximately every 26 hours. They lay best their first year. The first year, our girls had a schedule like this: day 1 morning egg, day 2 mid morning, day 3 afternoon, day 4 maybe late afternoon, day 5 they take off, start over again with morning egg.

    Sounds like all is well [​IMG]
     
  3. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know that - great info. The first day I have no idea when it was laid... I found it at about 3. Day 2 I found it at the same time. Today we found it at 5, but no idea when any of them were actually laid.
     

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