Well what the heck!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7L Farm, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been getting 1 egg a day from one of my 10 RIR"S .I like to eat at least two eggs. So, I'm having to wait 2 days to eat eggs. Anyway, I go out to the coop & my girl is in the box's laying an egg she's new at this & it takes her about 30 minutes to lay it. I wait & finally bingo. She jumps out of her nest I go in get the egg & go eat breakfast. I go out there after breakfast & thank her. I peek through the window & sure enough there's another girl in a different box's . I'm thinking great now I can eat eggs everyday. Wrong!!! The new layer sits on the nest for 30 minutes jumps off. I'm pumped I go in to get the egg & nothing. Someone explain this behavior.
     
  2. adkchickmama

    adkchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Can they be laying somewhere else?
     
  3. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like she is getting ready to lay.. just not there quite yet
     
  4. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just that she's a new layer. I had many false starts with my Leghorns before I got my first white egg. I was thinking she was eating her own eggs because I would see her in the nest and then nothing. She just needs time.
     
  5. churchx3

    churchx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is practicing for the big day!
     
  6. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had many birds get in the boxr and "practice". Some did it for up to 10 days before they ever layed..... one EE hen practiced, but now hides the eggs and after maybe 65-70 eggs, has still not layed one in the nest box! Starting to hate her. She is very pretty, but what is the point?
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    About 5 of my 19 birds the same age are laying right now- and I frequently find some of them sitting. Then I come back and there's nothing there.

    Just practicing!!
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:25 weeks & 4 days. No.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess your right after all practice makes perfect.
     
  10. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls practiced a week or so, first, before laying, too.
    Must be more common than I knew!

    Hang in there! More eggs are coming!!!
     

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