The Purple Coop's first egg and a question (repost)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thepurplecoop, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. thepurplecoop

    thepurplecoop In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2014
    Washington State
    (this is a repost I accidentally posted this in the wrong section sorry! I'm new to this site)

    My first egg!

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    My question: I haven't had any more eggs since this one which was laid two days ago. I know that my chickens are young and I'll probably have to wait for more out of the other three. But I'm wondering how come the one who laid the egg hasn't laid any more...?

    I think it's possible that the chickens are being upset by my neighbors generator which is very loud and in an outbuilding that is close to my chicken coop. It turns on automatically twice in a 24 hr period, each time for about a minute (once at day and once at night).

    The coop is in a location where I can easily keep an eye on it being that there are very large dogs in the neighborhood, but it is close to the generator.

    Will my chickens get used to the noise?

    I've only had chickens for 5 days. I know they're doing a lot of adjusting right now, and frankly, so am I.

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    All other things being good, they're getting adjusted and gearing up.

    No animals ovulate like clockwork when they first begin.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014
  3. birdlady79

    birdlady79 Songster

    Jan 29, 2014
    West Tennessee

    Hi... Congrats on first egg!! It's so exciting.., mine have been laying for a month or so and there are days when they skip... I think some of it depends on the breed, the heat, ect..... Like @chickencanoe said, they are getting ready to gear up!! It's frustrating, I know. Lol
  4. thepurplecoop

    thepurplecoop In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2014
    Washington State
    @ChickenCanoe just gearing up...I like the sound of that! LoL. Thanks alot.

    @birdlady79 days when they skip - that's good info to keep in mind. I can't wait to see more! Thank you.

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