new young layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FoghornTim, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. FoghornTim

    FoghornTim Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have chicks, well, they are past that stage actually. Almost 6 months old, one has started to lay, she is laying where ever also, a habit I need to break. Two eggs so far and they are small, she is a Black Australorp. Any concerns for the small eggs? Or is this usual for first time layers just starting?

    thanks for any helpful information
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your first eggs. Pullets start small then gradually their egg size increases (Hence the term "pullet" egg.) If she is laying in the morning can you keep her locked up until she lays? Otherwise put a fake egg or two, can usually be purchased at feed stores) where you want her to lay, even golf balls will work, and that will encourage her to lay in the correct place.
     
  3. FoghornTim

    FoghornTim Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
    Just got in from feeding and watering and I had 2 of the pullets lay in the eggbox today.

    I added another box today now that the pullets are starting up.

    Super excited, appreciate the feedback.
     

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