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New layer......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by csummer8882, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 hens, all just 17 weeks old. 1 has started laying. 1st egg was Saturday morning, Sunday I got an egg as well. Went out this morning, no egg! Normal till they get in the hang of it? If 1 is laying, the rest should follow suit shortly? Thank you! I also have no idea which one is laying yet lol [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Normal. No chicken lays 365 eggs a year anyhow. Young pullets are a bit hit or miss when they get started. Happy for you that the laying has begun.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    What breed do you have? Some chickens don't lay an egg every day. Also, you are right, when pullets are brand new layers, it can be sporatic at first.....

    So excited for you!
    Sharon
     
  4. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats! on your first eggs!!! I was really excited to get mine.
     
  5. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I have 3 Golden Comets, 2 NH Reds and 1 RIR for breeds. [​IMG]
     
  6. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't all lay every day for the most part. I've got 7 laying age hens right now and get 4-7 eggs a day. When they first started laying it was pretty sporadic too.
     
  7. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! [​IMG] Thank you!
     

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