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New egg mommy

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WillowISA, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. WillowISA

    WillowISA Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 17, 2011
    Forum is finally back up! Yay!

    Ok, so yesterday my EE, Callie, laid her first egg. Sage green colored to match her legs. Today she laid a second one already! I have a couple questions now since she has started and I'm waiting for her "sister" Taffy (Mille Fleur) to start.

    1. They're 8-9 months old and it's January, is it normal that she started now?
    2. Anything besides the layer formula and fresh foods to give them now?
    3. Callie seems to have a touch of diarrhea since she laid the first egg, is that normal?
    4. Taffy's comb is redder than Callie's...any idea why she started first?
    5. How often should I expect her to lay now since it is winter?
    6. Do I need to do anything to the eggs before using/eating them?

    Thanks for any help you can give!

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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