MY RIR PULLETS FINALLY LAID AN EGG!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RW19290, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rhode Island Red Pullets FINALLY laid an egg. It was so tiny! Unfortunately, it broke because it had a frail shell.
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    It looks like your on your way. [​IMG] It's great isn't it? How old is she? I have RIR's and I love them.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]

    Try to offer your girl some oyster shell and see if that helps the frail shell issue.

    The fact that the egg was small is very normal! They will get bigger with the more she lays. [​IMG]
     
  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Right now I only have 3 hens and 1 roo RIR-they took 6 months to lay-but when they did wow-huge eggs still... they are 10 months old right now and numerous times I get double yolks. They eat laying pellets and corn-we also feed them -ready ?? pasta and rice--they love it-but their favorite treats --tortilla chips!!! of course they eat fruits and veggies-but they love bagels too-especially the everything bagels--Im getting my first bator sat and plan to start incubating this weekend for my very first time!!! Good luck
     
  6. Mamaof10hens

    Mamaof10hens Out Of The Brooder

    CONGRATS! we just got our first brahma egg!
     
  7. carbon county chicks

    carbon county chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are your RIR's the just started laying?? mine are 6 months this week and still not laying [​IMG] I think they're getting close because of bright red combs.....still waiting.
     
  8. chiknhut

    chiknhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't think mine would start laying either. Then about 2 1/2 weeks ago, I picked up some eggs from a BYC'er to incubate. You guessed it, my RIR 's decided they would start laying.
     
  9. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    Congrats on the egg! [​IMG]

    I have RIR's and they are my best layers. I'm sure you'll be happy with them. Good luck! [​IMG] Genie
     
  10. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they are turning 4 months in april!
     

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