When Should I Start Collecting the Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JerseyChicks, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. JerseyChicks

    JerseyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. crazy4spurs

    crazy4spurs Out Of The Brooder

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    I collected mine right at the moment I found it....and they have kept on laying!! So I say...go get 'em and enjoy! Congrats!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  6. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i collect them the momentthey lay the egg [​IMG]
     

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