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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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post #3 of 6


Getting that first egg from a pullet never wears thin - its always a happy day :celebrate Congratulations!!

 

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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post #4 of 6
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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.

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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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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