New to chickens - have question about laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickenmumma, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Chickenmumma

    Chickenmumma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster. I have two beautiful Australorp crosses that I have raised from 2-days old. They are now 22 weeks and they layed their first eggs just over a week ago. They haven't layed any more since then and I'm wonering if this is normal?? Thanks!

    Also, one girl has a chipped beak. Will it grow back or is there anything I should do?
     
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  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Congrats on first eggs!

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  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Once our Red Sex-links started laying they laid almost everyday. Admittedly, they weren't chicks when we got them so someone here will probably be able to give you a better answer.

    Quote:The beak grows back. That much I do know.

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  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Glad you joined!! [​IMG]

    Yes it's normal!! I'm not sure about the beek!!
     
  6. EagleTheHenpecked

    EagleTheHenpecked Out Of The Brooder

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    they should be fine, and yes. the beak will most definately grow back. shouldnt be anything to be too worried about.
     
  7. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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