SURVEY - contribute to database for first egg timing!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fishgirl, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. fishgirl

    fishgirl New Egg

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    Hello fellow chicken-lovers. Because egg-laying is influenced by many factors including climate and hatch date, I'd love to take a survey, compile our varied experiences, and post the results. If you want to contribute, please answer with the following regarding your hen(s):
    1. Breed(s)
    2. When born
    3. When layed first egg
    4. Were you live (state will do if you don't want to disclose city)
    5. What is feed?
    6. Artificial light supplemented?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  2. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two of our seven are laying:

    BARRED ROCK
    born oct 3
    laid feb 20
    central tx

    SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE
    born oct 3
    laid march 15

    the australorps, brahma, and orp are still holding out on us.
     
  3. fishgirl

    fishgirl New Egg

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    Yay! First entries in the database. Don't forget to include where you live (city, state, or region, whatever you are comfortable with). Cimarron, I looked you up so I got your state.
    THanks![​IMG]
     
  4. fishgirl

    fishgirl New Egg

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    BTW Cimarron, this is great to hear. We're still waiting for our three hens to start laying (Barred Rock, Australorp, Ameraucana). Born Sept.21, Seattle, WA. I figure that, your being in Texas, I can expect ours to be a bit behind you. Thanks!
     
  5. topknot19

    topknot19 Out Of The Brooder

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    all four of mine are laying

    RIR
    10 sep 08
    22 Feb 09
    Atlanta

    GLW
    10 sep 08
    26 Feb 09

    BA
    10 sep 08

    and BR
    10 sep 08

    Both BA and BR are laying, not sure which egg belongs to which. One started on 1 March and other about 5 March 09

    all started after a 10 warm spell in Atlanta and when daylight was about 11 + hours. (no artificial light in coop)
     
  6. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 13, 2008
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    State: UT

    Breed - White Leghorn - 3 of them
    Hatched - approx May 6, 2008
    First eggs - 10/31/08 and 11/1/08
    They were eating starter/grower at the time
    Began laying less than 10 days after implementing artificial light - not full 14 hours, just from when we got up at 5:15 - slightly less than 12 full hours at Solstice

    Breed - Red Star
    Hatched Aug 18, 2008
    First Egg - Dec 25th (18 wks)
    Feed - Layer pellets
    Some artificial light

    Breed - NH Red
    Hatched Aug 18, 2008
    First Egg - Jan 8th (20 wks)
    Feed - Layer pellets
    Some artificial light

    Breed - RIR
    Hatched Aug 18, 2008
    First Egg - Jan 16th (21 wks)
    Feed - Layer pellets
    Some artificial light

    Breed - GLW
    Hatched Aug 18, 2008
    First Egg - Jan 23rd (22 wks)
    Feed - Layer pellets
    Some artificial light

    Breed - EE
    Hatched Aug 18, 2008
    First Egg - Mar 2nd (29 wks), and Mar 15th (30 wks)
    Feed - Layer pellets
    Some artificial light
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am going with only one of my chickens - I have too many breeds to list them all

    1. Breed(s) - Buff Orpington
    2. When born - 8/25/08
    3. When layed first egg - 22 weeks
    4. Were you live (state will do if you don't want to disclose city) - Apple Valley, CA - the high desert region
    5. What is feed? - chick start, grow mash, lay mash, various treats
    6. Artificial light supplemented? - winter yes, summer no
     
  8. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay.... I use a light bulb on my water can to keep it from freezing and it is the only artificial light except for the neighbors parking lot neon light which shines into the coops 18" x 8 foot window.

    Feed was Purena Start and grow plus free range, and occasional banana peel.

    Name: LT = Buff Japaneese Bantam
    Hatched Murray McMurray 4 July 07
    first egg: 27 Dec 07
    Wt: 424 grains

    Name: Stripes: Dark Brahma Bantam
    Hatched: MM 4 July 07
    First egg: 24 Dec 07
    Wt: 430 grains

    Name: Dusty: Dark Brahma Bantam
    Hatched: MM 4 July 07
    First egg: 25 Dec 07
    Wt: 454 grains

    Name: Star: Dark Brahma Bantam
    Hatched: MM 4 July 07
    First egg: 26 Dec 07
    Wt: 442 grains

    Name: Humpty
    Hatched: MM 4 July 07
    First egg: 28 Dec 07
    Wt: 434 grains

    Name: Dumpty
    Hatched: MM 4 July 07
    First egg: not sure 3 Jan 08?
    Wt 548 grains

    Name: orp 1: Buff Orpington
    Hatched: 2 Oct 07
    First egg: 4 March 08
    Wt: 38.2 grams (finally figured out how to use the scale)

    Name: orp 2: Buff Orpington
    Hatched: 2 Oct 07
    First egg: 5 March 08
    Wt: 40.8 grams

    Name: Orp 3: Buff Orpington
    Hatched: 2 Oct 07
    First egg: 6 March 08
    Wt: 41.1 grams

    Name: Del: Delaware
    Hatched: 17 Oct 07
    First egg: 20 March 08
    Wt: 45.8 grams

    Name: Angel: Delaware
    Hatched: 17 Oct 07
    First egg: 20 March 08
    Wt: 51.6 grams

    Name: Carrot: Jersey roo x NH hen
    Hatched: 7 Nov 07
    First egg: 26 March 08
    Wt: 33.7 Grams

    Name: Pumpkin: Jersey roo x NH hen
    Hatched: 7 Nov 07
    First egg: 27 March 08
    Wt: 39.8 Grams

    Name: Starboard: Jersey roo x NH hen
    Hatched: 7 Nov 07
    First egg: 1 April 08
    Wt: 44.5 Grams

    Name: Port: Jersey roo x NH hen
    Hatched: 7 Nov 07
    First egg: 5 April 08
    Wt: 39.6 Grams

    Name: ? : New Hampshire
    Hatched: 8 August 08
    First egg: 3 January 09
    Wt: not recorded

    It was at this point that I stopped making detailed records. and only recorded the first of a set of hens eggs. Hope this helps
     

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