Worried about my Dark Brama hen she is 6 months old and has only laid me double yolkers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tammy N, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will she burn her self out or is this something the breed is famous for ?

    I really am not sure what to do i would like to hatch some eggs but so far every one out of her is a DY

    any advice

    Oh out of the 23 hens we have 1 roo LOL so not too bad for straight run
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Gosh you're lucky! I got 39 roosters and 1 pullet once LOL

    Your hen is 6 months old so I'm guessing she hasn't been laying many eggs yet. Young hens do like to lay double yolkers, they sometimes also lay no-yolk eggs before they get their system working properly. It could take up to a month for a pullet to start laying "normal" eggs. I bought 40 POL pullets once and we got so many doubles I lost count. My barnyard mixes on the other hand laid small first eggs and then normal eggs after about 2 weeks.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    She'll use up her supply of ova twice as fast but she may settle down. It's more common with pullets.
    How many eggs has she laid to date?
     
  4. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far just 15 every other day but the last 3 days she is laying daily I was hoping she would slow down Not that i do nto mind the BIG eggs but i am worried she is my first brahma baby and i just am in love i have 3 Molly i got older for the 5 week old chicks so she was queen laid for 3 weeks now molting then polyanna and Henryetta Poly is the baby at 12 lbs for the girls heneryetta is almost 13.
    she just layed her first egg yesterday and they are Hatch mates Mollys daughters
     
  5. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to mention 2 times she laid soft shells
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That is normal for a new layer. Soft of no shell, no yolk or double yolk, small or extra large eggs too.
     
  7. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Not to worry, very common in new layers, both event. I have a buff that layed the double yolkers for a pretty long time, but eventually went to single yolkers, my boys love double yolkers.

    And what could you do about it? Nothing, enjoy what you got, and don't worry about what you can't change.

    MrsK
     
  8. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks For al lthe replies i am feeling a little better she is like i said my favorite girl .... my buff second LOL

    but i was worried her eggs are the size of turkey eggs and that well is Huge ... Im thinking when she gets if she gets to single yolks hathing some Brahma X rhodie eggs calling them Brodies LOL
    Tammy
     
  9. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEAH SHE IS laying single yolks now And huge ... But i am happ she will be ok i thank you all very much for the advice .
     

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