New egg later question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jwyles, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. jwyles

    jwyles Free Ranging

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    My bantam Cochin pullet started laying Monday. She layed one egg then and yesterday but nothing today. Is that normal? She's not acting any differently than normal. TIA!
     
  2. Poultrybreeder

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    Brand new egg layers still have to get their rear in the gear. They will lay off and on for the first 2 weeks to 1 month of their lives. It's all part of them developing. I wouldn't worry. :yesss:
     
  3. jwyles

    jwyles Free Ranging

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    Lol! "Their butts in gear!" Great way to put it. Thanks for the info! I feel much better now knowing my chicken isn't broke! :ya:clap:yesss::thumbsup:highfive:
     
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  4. Poultrybreeder

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    :D
     
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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    It does take time for new layers to get their systems in working order. That being said, Cochins aren't high production layers so don't expect an egg every day from them.
     
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    jwyles Free Ranging

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    Ok! Thank you! I'll keep that in mind! I was thinking they weren't considered productive bc they went broody so often. But -just being sure I understand- they actually don't lay daily even when not broody, right? If that's the case that won't bother me. I only have two bantams and they are really just pets for my girls. Between my 9 total we should be able to get the eggs my little fam eats from them once the bigger girls start laying. (I hope anyways) thanks!
     
  7. Cult-of-Trajan

    Cult-of-Trajan In the Brooder

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    Don't be concerned. I just went through all this for the first time this summer with 10 hens. Some laid and pretty much didn't miss a beat, but most took days off regularly for the first month after laying. I even had 4 or 5 "rubber egg" incidents, but all that gets worked out with time and proper nutrition...
     
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    jwyles Free Ranging

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    Thank you so much! I'm feeling optimistic again and hoping to see a new egg in the nest tomorrow! Fingers crossed!
     
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    That's great! And you're welcome! ;)
     
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