16 year old Goldilocks laid another egg today!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bantymum, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just thought id let you know that Goldie laid another egg.
    Thats 2 in a 3 week period!!!
    She was squarwking so much this morning that I told her to shut up so I could think! I didnt realise why till I checked the nest and there it was, a perfect white egg, with no flaws.
    Goldy is my 16 going on 17 year old buff orp cross.
    Im really happy for her as it means that she must be really healthy still.
    I love that chicken, Im going to email an avian vet who works in my town, he also works at the Sydney Zoo on call.
    He may have a look at her for me.
    Anyhow I just thought id send this happy post in !!!
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wow, thats GREAT!! She sure must be healthy...way to go Goldie, and bantymum...Is there a chance her eggs are fertile!?Maybe you can incubate it, and get another Goldie!?
     
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    No darl, she didnt indulge in "the wild thing" we gave the roo away 2 weeks ago. But she used to run and hide from him. Shes too old to be jumped apon.
     
  4. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great. I didn't realize chickens could live so long! ... and laying! WOW!
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Almost 17 years old, she is the same age as my oldest daughter who just got her learner's permit to drive. That's funny to think that your goldilocks has been around as long as my Jaclyn. [​IMG]
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Lyn, yes most people dont know about lifespans of chickens.
    Most dont live past 7. Goldy has been blessed with good genes i guess, she has survived 2 fox strikes as well in the bad old days when I lived in our old house near the countryside. Foxyloxy grabbed the white leghorns before I could get out there in my pjamas.
    Even with a light on he would come visiting.
     

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