What happens after the first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Charlene, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    Well, BFM (Big Fat Momma) laid her first egg yesterday. So, should I expect another one today? Or tomorrow? I saw her around the hay where she laid yesterday but I was feeding and when I went over there she got scared and ran away. Of course I'd prefer she use the box! Ideas on how long 'till the next one? She's a 5 1/2 month old Barred Rock.
  2. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    My black leghorns have just started. Only one is laying, I think. I have started to get one little pullet-sized egg about every other day. It's a start!
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Pullets can vary on how often they start to lay. Once the onset of lay really gets going you can expect an egg every day for the first year.

    Keeping a close watch in the beginning is good management, as well as all along the way.

    Nests will become their place to lay once they know what's going on. Private place to lay, is good for the hens, and makes collecting eggs easier.


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