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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

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    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!

    Saranna
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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