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Waiting for first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Leihamarie, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Songster

    Jul 28, 2016
    San Diego
    argh! The waiting between 16 weeks and when they finally start laying is AGONY, LOL!!!! 20 weeks old and counting with no first egg to speak of. Just had to "vent" lol!!!! I know age at POL is TOTALLY different for each pullet but I have been waiting for what SEEMS like forever now for my very first egg and I'm just DYING to see what color my EEs are gonna lay so I can know what breeds I need to add for a robust colored egg basket!

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    I know the anticipation can be hard but the wait will be worth it once you come across that first egg. Be patient, they'll surprise you with one when they're ready!
  3. annie511

    annie511 Chirping

    Sep 12, 2016
    I have 6 EE pullets in my flock and only 2 just started laying this week... 24 wks old... that first colored egg is so exciting! The one I know for sure is laying (seen her nesting) about a week ago out of the blue she came right up to me and squatted.. she just about laid down and normally she did not want me to touch her at all. She got in the nest the day b4 her egg came and spent about 3 hrs in there getting situated
  4. mizz9

    mizz9 Chirping

    Jun 22, 2016
    Silicon Valley Area, CA
    Our 3 girls are 26 weeks and no eggs! The days are so much shorter now so that probably isn't helping...

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