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Newly matured Leghorn laid 3 eggs then none for 4 days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dcwatson84, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. dcwatson84

    dcwatson84 Out Of The Brooder

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    My first chicken (leghorn) just started laying last weekend. She laid an egg on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in the nest box. 4 days have past and she hasn't laid any more.

    Is this fairly normal for a newly matured hen? Or should I be worried that she's carrying some stuck inside?

    FYI - Shes around 3 other hens +1 roo that are a couple weeks behind her (if that matters at all).
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It takes time for some to get into a rhythm. The first month or two can be inconsistent, but most eventually develop their own pattern. So I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. dcwatson84

    dcwatson84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll giver her another week and see if she lays any more!
     

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