Questions about new layers...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickiegirls2, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody!
    One of my girls just laid an egg at about 21 weeks... yeah!
    She laid it at about 7:30 on Wednesday night...
    When will she lay the next egg?
    Also, will the other 7 girls start laying now seeing that she is?
    Thanks!
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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  2. chickiepie

    chickiepie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Mine have laid one nearly every day since they started, but I suppose it varies by bird. And no, I don't think that now the other chickens will start by seeing her. They will start when their bodies are ready for it. I have had one laying for a few months, but so far only one of the others has started laying. The others aren't taking the hint![​IMG]
     
  3. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh... good to know!
    We are hoping that our other ones start laying real soon!
    Thanks!
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  4. kiweed

    kiweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally a chicken lays an egg every 25 hours. I would not be surprised if she skips a day or eventually skips a day soon. When you get a morning egg the time will get later and later until she skips another day. Or she just may lay like crazy. They fo what they want. Congrats
     

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