One egg then nothing...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrandmrschicken, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

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    Last Saturday I picked up my first Serama pullet and cockerel. They are both April hatches. She laid an egg on Monday the 6th but nothing since? Am I doing something wrong?
    She is a little fire plug shaped thing! Very squatty but still small and eats like a horse! Looks as if she has a dozen XXX large grade A eggs in her.
    I feed her layer feed, give her a little oyster shell, and cracked corn. She does not seem to want a nest box, and does not seem uncomfortable.
    She is with the cockerel. Should I seperate them?
    There is no evidence of eggs being eaten. I would know if there was.
     
  2. DeeTee

    DeeTee In the Brooder

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    My pullets (I have 5) laid an egg on September 26, then there was nothing until OCtober 5 -- nine days later -- and that's with 5 pullets! Then I got an egg every day for 5 days (no egg today so far).
    My girls were hatched April 19. I am new at this but it sounds to me like you are doing the right things and your girl is just gearing up.
    It's hard waiting after the first egg, though , isn't it?
     
  3. No you aren't doing anything wrong. She is a pullet, and a new layer. She isn't going to lay on command, and nothing will be regular until she gets a little older. Don't rush her, it will happen.
     
  4. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

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    Thanks for your input, I appreciate that. I always want to to what is best. Is there anything I could feed her to help her body develop?
     

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