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Second egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andeye, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Andeye

    Andeye Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got my first egg from Coco, my 18 week old BSL, on July 18th. I haven't seen another one yet. I was just wondering if newly ovulating chickens could be a little wonky with production at first. Does it take them awhile to get into the swing of things?
     
  2. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a free range hen? If so, it may be hidden somewhere in your yard.

    If this is a penned hen, you could have something taking the eggs or she may be eating them.
     
  3. Andeye

    Andeye Out Of The Brooder

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    She is mostly penned, though I do let them out for awhile when I get home in the evening. I will go on an egg hunt and see if I can find it. First one she laid in the nest box. Thanks!
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    In the beginning they may not lay every day while their bodies are adjusting.
     

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