Isa Brown

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Inmanfarm, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Inmanfarm

    Inmanfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My Isa Browns are 16 weeks old (4 Hens), and on Sunday July 18th we had 1 small egg , which I read this is Mother Natures way of getting the hen ready for larger ones. But this egg had both yoke and white??? Normal???? The following day we discovered a large egg!!!!! The large egg had 3 yokes , all the same size as the smaller egg?????? The very next day, July 20th we had another small egg????? But since then no eggs, is this normal?????? We're pretty green at this and learnig as we go.
     
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I'm thrilled to hear about your ISA eggs! Ours were hatched at the end of March so they are not far behind yours...and our waiting list for eggs grows longer every day.

    As far as the inconsistency of new layers...very normal. You might not get an egg every day. And the multiple-yolk eggs just mean that they spit out a few yolks from the ovary all at once, normal for newbies to happen. In fact, most of our multiple-yolk eggs come in the late summer when our spring chicks start laying.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Expect the unexpected until they mature......large eggs, small eggs, soft eggs, no eggs, but in the end, normal eggs,

    Sandie
     
  4. Inmanfarm

    Inmanfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thank-you very much for the info. We are having so much fun with the girls (chickens)!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  5. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I had my first ISA egg today! YEA! I don't like to encourage early maturity but it's always fun to see the first egg from this spring's chicks. IT was pretty dark, darker than my RIR's and a bit bigger than a silkie egg.
     

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