When Should I Start Collecting the Eggs?

JerseyChicks

In the Brooder
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Jul 19, 2011
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My 3 little ladies have laid their first eggs and I am not sure when I should start collecting them. I have heard that you want to leave them for a few days so that they continue to lay... any thoughts?
 

m_shuman

Songster
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Apr 22, 2011
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Springfield, GA
If I hear the egg song or I know someone is laying I go and collect them right away. I am afraid they will step on the eggs and crack them and discover they are delicious to eat and turn into egg eaters.
 

sourland

Broody Magician
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11 Years
May 3, 2009
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Collect the eggs daily or twice daily in the winter if there is danger of them freezing - no need to wait or leave them.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Quote:Agreed. Right now I am collecting three times daily due to our triple digit temps.
Add golfballs or fake eggs to the nest to show the girls where you want them to lay their eggs.
 
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