18 Weeks & 4 days...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jorgey, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. jorgey

    jorgey Out Of The Brooder

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    ...that is how old my chickens are and how long it has taken, but we had success and finally got our 1st egg.

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    It cam from one of my Delawares. She even laid it in one of the nests!!! Its a little small when compared to a regular egg, (as you can see in the picture) but not bad for a first try. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is perfectly shaped and has the best brown color. My wife was a little concerned when she saw how small it was. I had to assure her that they would get bigger. [​IMG]

    My son checked on our chickens after he got home from school and had to call me because he couldn't wait until I got home. He has been waiting and wanting chickens for years and is loving it now that we have some. I asked him if he wanted to eat the first egg from the chickens, but he wants to blow out the contents and keep the shell. [​IMG]
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congratulations! What a pretty little brown egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

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    Im Green (actually brown [​IMG] ) with envy I just posted a thread about squeezing mine.. [​IMG]

    very nice!!!!
     
  4. jorgey

    jorgey Out Of The Brooder

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    I am actually very excited about it. I was really starting to wonder if it was ever going to happen!
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
     
  6. jorgey

    jorgey Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all, I've got my 2nd and 3rd eggs not too!!!
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    CONGRATS! How very eggciting for you!

    Did you post your pic on the "first egg" sticky?
     

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