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My Rhode Island Reds are 23 weeks old now, and I was beginning to wonder when I would finally start seeing some eggs. I go out this morning to replenish their food and water and, low and behold, I see our first egg! I knew it would be any time now since I had one who was squatting when I would pet her. As I was taking a picture of it and texting it to my wife, another went in the coop nesting box and laid another! I know this is no big deal for veteran chicken owners, but as a first timer I am pretty darn excited! Just had to share. [IMG]
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Yay.
Congrats!!! jumpy.gif
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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hey that is awesome, I know the feeling!  I am new to chickens myself and it is fun to see all of one's hard work finally pay off.  Keep them happy,healthy and warm and they seem to do well.  Congratulations!

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Yay!!! It's seriously the best feeling ever!!!! Congratulations!!!
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Those first time eggs are always a big deal...congratulations! :yiipchick

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Congratulations!  First eggs never stop being exciting!

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 8th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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Congratulations!  First eggs never stop being exciting!

Absolutely!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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