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New Layer Question.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mourningdove, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Hi I have a question about my pullet/hen...
    I believe she has just started laying her 1st time, what is normal for 1st time layers? I have received 3 eggs so far but they were laid every other day, is this normal? Or hasn't she gotten up to full speed yet? Will she ever be an everyday layer? [​IMG]

  2. Cackel

    Cackel Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    Mine layed an egg every other day for a few days and then they started laying one a day ,still some days I get more eggs than other days , Guess it maybe be the cold weather
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It's normal for their laying schedule to be erratic at first.
    Not every hen will lay an egg every day. Depends on the breed. Some will lay every day, others a few times a week.
  4. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Thanks for the replies I was begining to wonder

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