Laying eggs early what should I do

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by monique377, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. monique377

    monique377 In the Brooder

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    So my hen who was being singled out by rooster and other hens, laid an egg today but they are only 16 weeks and she seems to be really laying on it and keeping to it but still acting kinda odd. Should I let her keep the egg? Or it is to soon and nothing will come of it ?
     
  2. keeping the first egg is not a good idea, because a hen that is just starting to lay can't be relied on to brood successfully
     
  3. monique377

    monique377 In the Brooder

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    Okay thanks!
     
  4. you're welcome!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, you have some good advice, so I'll just say Hi.

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Also pullet eggs tend to be smaller than a mature hen's eggs., and not as successfully hatched.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I've seen even with my experienced layers that the hens like to sit on the egg often, after laying it. It's normal for them to take a bit of a rest in the nest box after laying their egg, before resuming their daily activities. Once she gets up, remove the egg and eat it. Congrats on the first egg by the way!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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