My hen laid her first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Muhammad Ahtisham Ali, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Muhammad Ahtisham Ali

    Muhammad Ahtisham Ali In the Brooder

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    So one of my hens laid her very first egg and I am really happy and excited. But I have 2 questions:
    1- The size of the egg is much smaller compared to the other eggs. Is it normal for a hen to lay smaller eggs first?

    2- Can we expect a hen to go broody after her first egg? If yes then how to encourage her?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    First eggs are generally small - they increase in size throughout the laying cycle. Broodiness depends upon the breed. Some never go broody, some lay for a spell and then go broody, others lay a clutch of 8 to 12 or more and then go broody. What breed hen do you have ?
     
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  3. Muhammad Ahtisham Ali

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    The one I am talking about is Brahma
     

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