Today was the day!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrandonVercnocke, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. BrandonVercnocke

    BrandonVercnocke Chirping

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    22 week old mixed flock. Almost positive it was my blue Australorp.
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :weeEggs that follow will be just as exciting ;)
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    Congratulations! :woot
     
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  4. BrandonVercnocke

    BrandonVercnocke Chirping

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    Now we are waiting at home to catch the next one. I’m thinking tomorrow but my husband thinks she will lay today. How common is it to start laying consistently right away?
     
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  5. WindingRoad

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    It's one of those things. Unpredictable. I got 4 eggs today. One was frozen probably laid before or soon after midnight. Down to -20F last nite. But I went out about 15:00 and had another from one of my SLW. It was cold but not frozen. I can tell the SLW as their eggs are much smaller. I don't usually look for an egg afternoon. My BO and ISAB lay over night or early morning. Say around 9-10. I'll have to remember to check after noon. Good luck if they lay everyday lucky you if they don't Mother Nature might be involved.
     
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  6. Aceoky

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    Congratulations! Nothing quite like the first egg!!
     
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  7. BrandonVercnocke

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    So....she laid another one BUT she laid it from the roost bar and it broke. Seeing where the egg was yesterday it looks like she laid the other one from up there as well. We just rearranged the coop so now they only have one low roost. Hopefully this works.
     

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  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Put a fake egg (ceramic, golf ball, plastic Easter egg filled with sand & glued close) in the nest box, it helps them to figure it all out.
     
  9. Anaray

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    Congratulations on the first eggs. I agree with putting an egg in the nest. I just used a hard boiled egg for a couple of days in the beginning. They didn't take long to get it.
     
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  10. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    Congratulations.
    My Pullets started to lay in the nests. I had fake ceramic eggs in the nests for over a month.
    The first girl started to lay on January 2nd.
    But you'll get some laid from the roosts overnight. I found a Pullet egg under the roosts at 5 am yesterday.
    A couple of girls in my first Flock laid from the roosts for weeks before settling down. But i still find an egg under the roosts occasionally 2 1/2 years later. The Hens and Pullets have separate coops. GC
     
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