2 first eggs in one day wahoo!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oldegger, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. oldegger

    oldegger In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Monclova, OH
    Both of our red sex links decided today was the day.
    Came back from working on my next door neighbours barn around 4:00 pm. Did a head count in the run and came up one chicken short. Checked the coop and found one of our red sex links buried in the shavings under a raised watering platform in the corner. The other red sex link came in the coop and tried to get in the first ones nest(so much for the built with loving care grand nesting boxes)sic. i tried to shoo out the second hen. They both hopped out. surprise![​IMG]
    Went to the house to show DW. Had to fry it. The rir roo been working it. the little beauty was fertile.Proud moma[​IMG]

    Went back out to the coop because I heard a hen and the roo making a heck of a racket. Well red sexlink #2 is in the nest with hen #1 and the roo cheering her on. Wish my cell phone camera had a flash[​IMG]

    I got a pic as she layed her first egg but its realy hard to see. Just can't beleave I got lucky enought to see it happen [​IMG]
    BTW the girls are a couple of days shy of 4 months old.
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    That is awesome! I am jealous! I have to wait till NOV! [​IMG] Love that pic where the hen in the background looks to be stuck in the feed bucket. [​IMG]
  3. oldegger

    oldegger In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Monclova, OH
    Quote:That's the proud pops rir roo. Fitting photo he eats more than most Clydesdales
  4. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    Yay for you........ two first eggs that is cool
    it took my girls two weeks for me to get more than one egg a day. yesterday and today I got three eggs and all of them are using the same nest of course it is not the ones we built for them............they are laying under it............LOL
  5. kbarrett

    kbarrett Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
    [​IMG] That's so cool! My girls are 16 wks this coming wednesday. I am starting to look around a bit more when I check the feeder & waterer every day [​IMG]
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Wow, that one egg looks real dark.

    How old are your red sex links. I have one that is 16 weeks now... the rest of my chicks are 13 weeks.
  7. oldegger

    oldegger In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Monclova, OH
    Quote:I picked them up April forth at My local TSC store. They were a couple of days old. So there 4 month old
  8. Ours are the same age 3 brown, 2 black. 2 just started laying, we get medium ones now.
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    My girls range from 10-16wks. I'm thinking about putting in their nesting boxes sometime in the next couple weeks. I can't wait for that first egg!
  10. oldegger

    oldegger In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Monclova, OH
    UP DATE First egg day +1 Found a first egg from one of my other brown egg layers 2 rir or black sexlink when I opened the coop this morning.

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