Started laying, now how often?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 18-19 week white leghorns laid the first egg today! I'm wondering if I should expect another tomorrow, from her or the pullet with the biggest comb. The one who laid and 2 others checked out the boxes today.
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They lay when when they are ready, every chicken is different it depends on the pullet.
     
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  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We received our 1st egg this morning too!!! I thought it was roughly every 22 hours?
     
  4. locoguru

    locoguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should expect 5-7 eggs a week for the next 2 years!
     
  5. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Veer67, yeah I know but I was wondering how often can I expect eggs when they start laying. Awesome whittychick! Congrats! She was in the nest around 10:30 and laid it around 11:00, so around 30 minutes! Maybe the girl with the largest comb will lay her first egg tomorrow. I think so too lockguro! Especially with leghorns!
     
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  6. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE. Clara laid her second egg today!
     
  7. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!! Went in this am and no eggs! But hoping for some tomorrow :)
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    New layers can be very irregular. Don't be surprised if you have several days go between eggs per hen. New layers also lay double yolkers, no yolkers, weird shells with lumps and bumps and funny shapes, sometimes they even forget to put a shell on the egg. These things are all normal and to be expected the first few months for a new layer.
     
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