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Got our first egg!

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We have 2 Rhode Island white and 2 jersey giants about the same age approx 20 weeks
And 2 Rhode Island reds and 2 gold sexlinks about 8 weeks old
The last few days have been watching the whites get really red in the face so I opened a couple nest boxes 2 days ago and lined with hay. They kept kicking it out so I put up a border in front of the boxes and well this am there was our first egg. [IMG][IMG]
Edited by wildbillg - 3/25/16 at 3:01pm
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Congratulations, nice egg and nice cigars.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Getting that first egg from a pullet never wears thin - its always a happy day :celebrate Congratulations!!

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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So now can I expect an egg a day?
There are 3 more that might start to lay but I think one more might be ready the jersey giants I think will take longer
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Its likely to take a few weeks before their plumbing system works itself out, so no, you may not get an egg every day to begin with. Thereafter, its highly possible that you will get 6-7 eggs a week from some of your girls, I'd say.

Nairobi, Kenya
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The sex links should lay the best, almost every day, the others will lay 3-5 eggs a week, with occasional breaks.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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