10/24/10 update - our first egg today!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by forrestacres, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Squam Lakes - NH
    10/24/10 update - no eggs since 10/21/10 until today! BAM - 3 eggs today! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    10/21/10 update - Came home for lunch today and this is what I found!


    10/20/10 update - No eggs today. [​IMG]

    10/19/10 - Came home for lunch break today to see if perhaps we might have an egg, as the gals squat whenever I get near them. Woo Hoo! We got our first egg today! Unfortunately, the gal that gifted us with our first egg was snacking at the pellet feeder when plopped it out, and then one of the other gals walked on it. The shell was soft and it cracked, but the white and yolk (a beautiful orange) were intact so it doesn't appear that any of the gals took a taste of it. Better luck tomorrow! I have the egg in a dish and will post a photo as soon as I find the camera. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Congratulations! it is such fun! [​IMG]
  3. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Liverpool, NY
    LOVE IT !! IT IS SO EXCITING WHEN YA GET YOUR FIRST EGG!!!!Now maybe you can get an edible one=P
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    [​IMG] Congratulations!!!
  5. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i got a soft one once, got pics somewhere. i just got a GFM so i have more pic space, so i have room to upload it. i'll find it and post it soon. idk if you know, the hens aren't squatting because of an egg or anything, its cuz they know you are their master.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Congrats! Nice color yolk!
  7. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
    Hiope you get a good one tomorrow!

    I've been getting a steady 4 a day, but today there were only 3 in the nest boxes. I thought that one of them (and I was assuming it was the one that laid the ginormous egg yesterday- a whopping 80 grams with shell, as opposed to the 52-55 grams most have been!) just took the day off. Nope, went out later into the coop and one of them had laid from the roost and the egg was smashed on the poop board! I felt really disappointed, even tho I have almost 2 dozen in the fridge! [​IMG]
  8. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Squam Lakes - NH
    Check out my egg news update!
  9. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
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