OH MY GOSH!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cms1113, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My seramas that i got about a week and a half ago started laying today!!!! Im sooo excited!!!! Only the one hen is laying at the moment but im so eggsited! The hens i bought almost two months ago still aren't laying and they are supposed to be older then my seramas.

    What should i do with the egg? Should i let her continue to lay and then let her hatch them?

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It doesn't work that way. A hen doesn't just go broody after she's laid a certain amount of eggs. Some hens never go broody.
    I would collect them and refrigerate until you have enough for breakfast, then enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats. feel like $1 mil.
     
  4. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought chickens laid eggs in the morning, but as far as i know she laid hers between 2-4pm. Is that normal?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, they cycle. It generally takes a hen 25 hours to "create" an egg. Once it gets too late in the evening for laying, the hen might hold off and lay the next morning or take a day off and start again the following morning.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Mine will lay in the morning and gradually work toward mid- to late-afternoon, then take a day off. It's really normal for them to lay at all times of day.

    Wehn my BSL first started laying, I think she startled herself by laying from the roost in the middle of the night. Thank goodness the shavings were thick enough to cushion the fall!
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have your hen in with a rooster? If so then save a couple and start incubating them, if not enjoy a little breakfast. [​IMG]
     
  8. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, i have started saving them. Hopefully i'll get some chicks
     

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