laying chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by louy51, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. louy51

    louy51 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I still do not have my coop done yet. We got the yard in though. They seem to be happy in it. My RIR started laying. I have got eight eggs from her so far, but my Plymouth rock and buff orpington have not started laying yet.

    I'm a little surprised with eggs I'm getting from my RIR, they seem small about the size of a bantie. Any Ideas?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Most pullets start off by laying eggs that are a bit smaller than average. Her egg size and quality will improve as she lays more.
     
  3. louy51

    louy51 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I thought this would happen, but needed some input.
     
  4. travis5292

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    I started getting eggs from one pullet 11 days ago. 11 days straight, this red sexlink has laid a tiny egg. I'm NOT new to chickens, and have a pretty good understanding of the whole egg laying process.
    But, this is the first time I have kept track of the number of days in a row from a single bird.
    My thoughts are, when she finally decides to take a day off, I expect the eggs to be bigger from then on. All 11 eggs from this pullet are the exact same color, size, and pretty much, same shape.
    I'm hoping for a Jumbo egg too. You'll usually get a couple of the Jumbos when pullets come in to egg laying.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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