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8 yr old chicken laid an egg today!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bock, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 year old EE, Cookie, laid her first egg in about a year and a half! I saw her in the nest box this morning, and was pleasantly suprised with a small blue-green egg this morning. [​IMG] She was my very first chicken, and I am just so glad she is still doing well. My RIR, Rosie laid her first egg too after being attacked by our dog. We weren't too sure she was going to make it, but she pulled through. Here are some pics of their eggs along with some bantam and duck eggs. (I really need an updated pic of cookie)!

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  2. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!! Eight years. That's one special bird. Congratulations!!
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Good for her!
     
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    It must be the good care you give her. Good job!
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
    The oldest chicken is supposed to be 14 years old, we will see if she makes it! Either way, we will always love cookie! [​IMG]
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats great!!
     
  7. Chicken_Lover_2010

    Chicken_Lover_2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats awesome... I never thought a chicken that old could even lay an egg! [​IMG] That is one special bird there. Congrats [​IMG]
     
  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was so glad to read this!
     

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