only one egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caroline02, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. caroline02

    caroline02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. Yay! I got my first egg 4 days ago.....and sadly, nothing since. Is this normal? Is there normally a gap in between laying when they have just started to lay?
     
  2. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a good question. Mine all started a little slow, but none went four days. I'm curious to hear the old-timers (not old, just experienced!!) weigh in.
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    It's OK. Often the first eggs will be scattered. Give her a while.

    ETA: Congrats on your first egg! many will follow, just like Easter/Christmas every day!
     
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  4. caroline02

    caroline02 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the reassurance. might go out and check around under the bushes for eggs now incase they have decided to not share.
     
  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to ask, where are you located? It has been real cold here. My pullets started and then stopped. But recently started back up again.

    It also depends on the breed, in my opinion. What do you have?
     
  6. caroline02

    caroline02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in New Zealand where it is Summer. The breeds are very scattered. But, the crosses go something like this.....aracuana/white sussex, bantom/sussex, white leghorn/. Yeah, sorry about being vague but my daughters know more about breeds than myself. However, just half an hour ago, upon my last chooky check. I discovered 3 eggs!!!! Wow. They must have esp. So exciting. Now I just need to discover who the layers are......
    Thanks everyone for your help
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Sounds very normal to me, there systems are "getting use to it" and there could be gaps in the laying !! Within a few weeks they should have it down good !!

    CONGRATS on the first egg !!!!
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'g go on an egg hunt, too. It's very possible she's laying anywhere she feels like. You might want to lock her in the coop for a few days to ensure she gets into a habit.

    What breed is she? Some breeds lay more often than others, too.
     

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