Laying their first little egg......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EmsChooks, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. EmsChooks

    EmsChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very new to all this and have a question regarding egg laying. I got my six girls on Wedneday. Two are 16 weeks, two are 18 weeks and two are 19 weeks. My Goldline who is 18 weeks produced us a small egg on Friday afternoon amid loads of noise and desperate searches for places to hide. We were so so excited to get an egg so quickly. Having been told that this breed is an egg laying machine and will regularly produce an egg a day I antisipated another egg yesterday, then today but nothing has been laid. Is this ok? Does it take a while for the chickens to get into a routine or have I got this egg laying business all wrong!!?
    Em
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    If you move a chicken, it can stop laying for a while.
     
  3. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, its totally fine. When younger hens start laying they don't exactly have a schedule. When they get to be of an older age, you'll find that they have a routine.
    And if they can't find a place to lay an egg, they go nuts. [​IMG]

    Hope this help!
    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. EmsChooks

    EmsChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for that, I hoped that was the case! We went out yesterday excited to think we may have another egg and were quite puzzled!
    She is much calmer now compared to Friday when she was going mad pacing around, flapping and making the strangest noises... tee hee hee I really do have a lot to learn!
     
  5. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha, I just got into chickens a year or so ago, so I'm still learning. [​IMG]

    But I have two laying hens, so I know some information about egg laying and such.
     

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