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Yay. We got our first egg today.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by allenschickens, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. allenschickens

    allenschickens Hatching

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    The shell was very thin and the egg itself was a lot smaller than I expected.[​IMG]
     
  2. thepurplecoop

    thepurplecoop In the Brooder

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    Hey congratulations! Cute picture too! from what I understand, the first few eggs are usually like that (small, lopsided, etc) I wouldn't worry about it too much.

    Buy some oyster grit if you haven't already done that. It should make quite a difference in the eggshells.

    Waiting for the next one was difficult for me, it arrived 5 days later. ...

    I'm sure you're hens will be fine layers. :)
     
  3. Daniek

    Daniek In the Brooder

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    When my Red sexlink started laying it was one a day right away and during the first week she laid 2 in one day and even got a huge egg that was a double yolk. The eggs were small at first but have gotten bigger, On the other hand, I have 2 white lakenvelders, one of which started laying really small eggs that have gotten a little bigger. I found the first 2 in the nesting boxes and then everywhere else, I never know where I'll find an egg. She will lay 2 days and then take a day off generally. The other one that is the same age has yet to start a month later.

    Hopefully you won't have to wait long.
     

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