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Laid 1 Egg and hasn't laid since

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cesparolini, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. cesparolini

    cesparolini Hatching

    Sep 18, 2009

    My plymouth rock laid her first egg on Monday morning (very exciting!) and has not laid since and it is now Friday. She is behaving normally, eating etc. Should I be concerned?

  2. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    The same thing happened to me! I was so worried...but apparently it is normal. My Rhode Island Red layed an egg on a Saturday, then nothing all week. Then I got an egg from a different hen the next Saturday, and finally got another brown egg from my RIR on Sunday. So it took 8 days for her to lay her 2nd egg. After that, she was laying one almost every day. [​IMG] I bet you'll be finding another egg real soon!
  3. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    OH...and I almost forgot... [​IMG]
  4. gardenak

    gardenak Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Douglas, AK
    When they first get started, the laying can be very erratic. As long as she is eating, drinking and otherwise behaving normally, you have nothing to worry about. [​IMG] from AK!
  5. Fastdragst

    Fastdragst Hatching

    Feb 20, 2009
    one of my white faced black spanish laid her first egg about a month and a half ago and not one since [​IMG] 28 weeks old today, PR and SLW started at 17 weeks and havn't looked back.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  6. 1birdlady

    1birdlady Songster

    Nov 13, 2008
    Spring, Texas
    We have 4 barred rocks, 20+ weeks old. Two of them lay regularly, a third lays now and then (every other day or so)...the 4th is still a freeloader, eating well and very much at the bottom of their hierarchy. She has to get out of *their* way, or else..pecking and get out of here! [​IMG] (It sucks to be "Mimi".....)

    I would not worry to much about irregular laying at this point. They're still new at it and getting it down to a plan..[​IMG] ya know? [​IMG]

    And if I remember correctly, the hens are on a 26-28 hour schedule, so there will be some missed days.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    I got my first egg from one of my EE's 2 weeks ago. (brilliantly colored olive green egg) and haven't had one since. Patiently waiting! [​IMG]

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