When they are just starting to lay- how often?

kittykorat

Songster
10 Years
Aug 12, 2009
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Central MA
My Australorpe has just started to lay- she laid an egg Fri, Sat, no egg Sunday, one today- I caught her in the act on the nestbox so I know it is her!

So.. I've heard Aussies lay almost everyday..
When they start do they skip more days? Does it get more regular over time?

... and since one is laying, I'm hoping my other 5 will figure it out soon.
 

granmahen

Songster
11 Years
Jun 11, 2008
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5
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Bakersfield, CA
When our australorp first started laying, it was very erratic. She became an every day layer about the second week. One of my best layers now. When the ladies quit for the winter, she was the first to start back up.
 

Imp

All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
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The Emerald City
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Starting out probably about 5-6 eggs per week. Maybe 7 occasionally. Should keep it up through this summer if all goes well.

Congrats, and the others should be starting soon

Imp
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
The black astrolorps are excellent layers! It takes them a bit of time to get "into the groove" of laying, so it's totally normal for the egglaying to be irregular at first. Just give her a bit of time, and she'll be laying like clockwork.
 

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