All I want for Christmas...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CALI CHICK, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...is a FRESH, LAID EGG!

    Not really - but it would be a nice gift. My Buff Orpington's comb and waddles have grown and reddened up this last month. (My 3 pullets are 19 w.o., so it could happen)

    Every morning when I open their coop and look in the nesting box I sing to Buffy, "All I want for Christmas is a fresh, laid egg...." [​IMG]

    I'll let everyone know if (or rather WHEN) it finally happens!!
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with ya on that one. Except mine are 20-21 months old and are not laying because they molted and now that they are done there's not enough light (and I'm not willing to provide supplemental lighting).
    You might get lucky as pullets don't seem to be affected by the light in the same way. Good Luck!! [​IMG]
    If I get an egg this winter it will be a Christmas Miracle!
     
  3. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I first read your post[I'm with ya on that one. [ Except mine are 20-21 months old ][/url] I thought you meant they still weren't laying and they were 20 months old [​IMG] After the molt, maybe you'll get lucky and one of them will start laying once in a while.
    I'm especially excited because this will be our first homegrown egg, ever!
     
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    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. That would be a long wait!!
    I think I'll be waiting until spring for them to start laying again, but I would love to be wrong [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Hope you get your Christmas wish!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. cmom

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    b.hromada :

    [​IMG] Hope you get your Christmas wish!!! [​IMG]

    X2​
     
  7. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an update- I didn't get an egg from buffy by Christmas.
    But, the good news is that she has started to "squat" in the last couple of days! I'm thinking she might lay by New Years! [​IMG]
     

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