New Layer - Pippin the Red Star

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lavandula girl, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    So... yesterday our new Red Star pullet gave up her first egg. A very cute, little pullet gift, in a lovely creamy tan color. She waited by it for quite awhile, apparently wanting the appropriate thanks for her effort. [​IMG]

    So - not having had a Red Star before, can someone tell me... how long between that first effort and her days as an egg laying maven? And will her eggs eventually get as large as the Australorp and Barred Rock's contributions, do you think?
  2. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    She may miss a day as she starts laying but in just a few days maybe a week she will start to pour eggs. Yes in a very short time they will be as big or almost as big (very close).Congrads.
  3. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the quick info! Now, if we could just convince the EE that she's supposed to get on board as well. Everyone else is contributing to the cause.... but she's the classic middle child (middle of the pecking order.) Too busy bullying the lower two to get on the egg bandwagon. [​IMG]
  4. phoenix rooster

    phoenix rooster Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2008
    Portland, OR
    15 red stars, they were laying near 15 weeks. they do not take many days off. i get some jumbo sizes too after a few weeks. I'll be getting these more often.

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