Should I be (more) worried? Please advise....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by navasima, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monday I got my first egg from my Japanese hen Yoko. Nothing for 2 days. Is this normal? Is there a point at which I should get concerned that she's having trouble or should my worry be based strictly on any abnormal appearance or behavior?

    Please let me know if I should let my bloodpressure drop....... Thanks!
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok take a breath and relax. Typical normal behavior from all new layers,not knowing the egg laying tendencies of a Japanese on how frequent they lay as adults. But newbies will lay one then not another 2-3-4-5 days. So yes and yes to the second part of question #2. I like to compare the new egglaying process in terms as if you start a new job in a field in which you have never worked,just takes a while to get it figured out to get up and running. Look at it from the hens point of view.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Allow your BP to drop. Most bantams do not lay with the regularity of the production breeds.
     
  4. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks y'all for responding.

    Okay - taking deep breaths.....[​IMG] Can't tell I'm a newbie - huh?
     
  5. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No problem, newB, we've all been there once! Your girl just needs a little more time to kick her system into high gear. Totally normal. Sometimes the first eggs are soft, then stop, then 2 weeks later normal laying begins. Every girl's a bit different! [​IMG]

    Welcome Aboard!! [​IMG]
     
  6. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should probably clarify - this hen is not new to laying, just new to me. [​IMG] She's estimated to be about 18 months old, but I find the advice given applicable nonetheless!

    Thanks again - it's nice to have somewhere to go with these worries.......
     
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  7. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes time for them to adjust if there in a new place. No worries.[​IMG]
     

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