New Egg Laying - Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wndytyme, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. wndytyme

    wndytyme In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2014

    we have three hens, and one just laid her first egg. It was very small, and from what I read is very lovingly known as a "fart egg" (my kids thought this was hilarious). This was on Tuesday. There have been no others since then. When will egg laying become regular? How long until we get normal eggs?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It's a pullet egg. When you get a fart egg you'll know it. They're about the size of a small acorn and have no yolk.
    Pullet eggs are very small but are complete with yolk, albumen and all the normal parts.
    Getting the reproductive system on track takes a little while. There will be irregularities. Once they start laying regularly, they get bigger after a couple months.

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