Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ladyj02, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. ladyj02

    ladyj02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a few days ago one of my 19 week old RIR's laid her first egg. I'm thinking either Wednesday or Thursday (nothing on Tuesday and didn't find it until Thursday evening). Nothing since. I have yet to find a clear answer. I'm assuming she's just getting her system all worked up, but I kind of expected another egg by now assuming she might have laid it Wednesday. I'm just worried that she might already be getting egg bound since she hasn't laid since then.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Some lay regularly some don't, every hen is different, it does take some time for some to find a rhythm. Hens getting egg bound is rare, your hen would get very sick and lethargic, I have never had one be egg bound so I wouldn't worry about that. She will get going when she's ready.
     

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