1st EGG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gsim, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Got my first egg yesterday. Have 24 pullets, 4 breeds, large brown-egg producing. Not sure which one, but suspect was a buff comet. It was medium size, weak shell, and looked as if the bird laid it while on the roost as it was under the roost, broken. (the buffs usually congregate there for whatever reason.) A buff comet was investigating it when I entered coop and saw it. Looked as if yoke was still intact, so I may have prevented a bird becoming an egg-eater?

    THING IS, MY BIRDS ARE ONLY 16 WEEKS OLD, albeit they seem large for their ages except for three runts. I have always fed them garden scraps since they were a week old along with Dumor chick feed crumbles at that time.
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Congrats. Make sure that they're getting enough calcium to provent the weak shells.
  4. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    16 weeks is on the young side to start laying, but not too young. AND the others will be laying soon [​IMG]

  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Congrats....now it just needs some fine tuning....Offer oyster shell in a littl dish, the hens that need to supplement will eat it. Make sure you have nestboxes ready, maybe put some fake eggs in them to 'invite' her to lay there instead on the roost...[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    Woo Hoo!

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