When did you get your first eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenlover7711, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2010
    How old where your hens when you got your first eggs and what breed.

  2. nazu

    nazu In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2010
    I have 3 White Wyandottes, almost 26 weeks old...Francine laid at nearly 23 weeks, skipped a few days and has laid every day since. Petunia laid at 25 weeks, and every day thereafter. For the past 10 day, Ruggy goes into the nest box for a half hour or so, but nothing..maybe today will be the day [​IMG]
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    5 days ago we got our first eggs 2! since then we have been getting 2 eggs a day. Mine are RIR about 23 weeks old. We have 8 so not sure if the same ones are laying or different ones each day. I know most are squatting, so soon they all will be. [​IMG]
  4. RidgesideBeauty

    RidgesideBeauty In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    East Tennessee
    In my older of my two age cohort "flocks," I had a Dominique pullet who ironically was the runt of the "litter" start laying on the cusp of 16/17 weeks (she's noticeably smaller than the others, but not overly so). She has been laying almost every day since. The other Dominiques and Orpingtons are now 21 weeks and no one else has contributed yet. The heat here is oppressive, so I really don't blame them. I get so excited coming home from work and wondering how many eggs will be waiting (she missed a day here and there, and then doubled up the next day).... plus, come ON already, the rest of you freeloaders! [​IMG]

    My other "flock" (Golden Campines) is only 11 weeks, so no expectations for a long while.
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    3 years ago I got my first eggs while I was on vacation! Lol I didn't even get to experience that thrill let alone the eggs [​IMG] I'm not sure which of my girls laid the first ones but they were all 27 weeks. The breeds were BO's, BSL's and RIR's
  6. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    My cochin hen layed her first egg when she was 6 months (last year) and my barred rock hen layed hers at 5 months (last week [​IMG])
  7. katdam

    katdam Chirping

    May 19, 2010
    i got my first egg TODAY!!!!! 8-13-2010:ya lucky friday for me!!! i have a RIR and she's 21 wks...now my question....do i put it in the frig now or should i leave it out for cooking later? [​IMG] i'm soo eggcited!!!!!!

  8. beachchickie

    beachchickie Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    Longest wait 22 weeks. Shortest wait 17 wks I have a mixture. EE was the fastest layer RIR was the slowest. My BSL were 17-19 wks

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