1st BROWN EGG!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NatureLove11, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. NatureLove11

    NatureLove11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today when is was taking care of the girls i noticed something that looked like a rock to me and didnt think anything of it until one of the girls went over and rolled it to the side. I was so excited that i ripped off the top to their box/house thing and pushed her out off the way [​IMG] felt kinda bad but not really because i got an egg. Now if i can get the other 7 brown egglayers to lay [​IMG]. I also need to get my leghorns to catch up as well one of them started to lay for me on sat got 2 eggs from her so far. So in other words 2 of 17 have started to lay [​IMG]
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! This time of year its difficult for a hen to start laying. Not enough sunlight. Don't be surprised if several wait until spring. The leghorns should lay though - they don't care about the amount of light.
     
  3. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! I'm keep my fingers crossed for my girls, they're just 18 weeks!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    Hang in there. even my leghorn didn't lay til 22 wks.
     
  6. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] good for you!! hope they all start soon.. today i got 4 BROWN eggs. i am amazed it is the first time that all 4 of my barred rock pullets decided to lay an egg all on the same day. yesterday was 3 brown and the day before 2 brown. right now my leghorn is laying a huge egg every other day. and my EEs have all started giving me nice eggs every other day..2 green 1 blue [​IMG]

    today 6/9
    yesterday 6/9

    two days in a row i got 6 EGGS!!! [​IMG] finally we went from maybe 6 eggs a week a month ago to 6 eggs a DAY!! dont worry as soon as you stop looking so much, they will start putting them in there! thats what they did to me...we went away for 1 night and got home after dark the next day so i didnt check...then i went out the next morning and i had 3 eggs from the day before, 1 was GREEN!! and then later that day we got 3 more!!

    Naturelove - where are you?? - like midget farms said - the sunlight this time of year will effect their laying...a few weeks ago i was only getting 1 or 2 eggs every 2 days! so i put 2 small strands (with 10 lights each) of white xmas lights in the coop and only put them on if the afternoons are really dark for a few hours and now we are getting 6 eggs a day! my coop is in the back yard and doesnt get very much light in general so i dont know if the lights did it or the girls where finally all ready [​IMG] but whatever the reason, merry xmas to me! [​IMG]
    if anything come spring you will have lots of eggs [​IMG]
     

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