36-37 weeks old and finally laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebryant, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    It's finally happening. Of my three Orpingtons, two black and one blue with a blue rooster, one of the black hens have laid seven eggs and the blue hen began laying yesterday. The blue one laid her egg under the deck yesterday, but today while she was stuck in the coop because of the cold and snow, she laid her second egg in the nest today. I've been getting an egg a day from the silkie for a long time, but now I'm going to be getting at least a dozen a week from the blue/black Orpingtons. Sure wish that rooster would learn how to do "it" so I could have fertilized eggs. He's trying to learn as fast as he can though, so I have to give him a wide berth. He'll get it sooner or later.

    EDIT: BTW, these hens and rooster will all be 37 weeks old tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want eggs buy a chicken bred for egg production.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    Quote:so, how much is a dozen going for? $2K each or is there a break on the 12? [​IMG]
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:so, how much is a dozen going for? $2K each or is there a break on the 12? [​IMG]

    Until they're fertile, just for YOU, $10K per dozen.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Joe, is the roo in the pen with them?

    They should be fertile now!

    Look for the 'bullseye' on the yolk.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:so, how much is a dozen going for? $2K each or is there a break on the 12? [​IMG]

    Until they're fertile, just for YOU, $10K per dozen.

    sounds like a bargain! should i send it all in Ones or Two Dollar Bills? [​IMG]
     
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
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    I heard that they lay dark eggs, is that so Joe?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Blue orpingtons lay a plain brown egg. Nothing considered dark.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They're a very pretty light-brown color.
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Joe, is the roo in the pen with them?

    They should be fertile now!

    Look for the 'bullseye' on the yolk.

    He's with them, but still no bullseye from him or the yolk.
     

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