Another First Egg Thread: Two in one day!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TwoShepherds, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. TwoShepherds

    TwoShepherds Songster

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    Our chicks were hatched May 13th, and since the days are getting shorter, I had assumed we may not get any eggs until Spring. However, this afternoon there was a tiny light brown egg in one of the nest boxes. I've never been so excited over an egg before!

    I can't resist sharing a few pictures.

    It is fairly small--about half the size of the large white grocery store eggs in the carton next to it. I went grocery shopping today. I figured the best way to get the girls laying was to buy a dozen eggs. It worked!

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    My good boy, Asher, was very curious about why I was taking pictures of eggs and not of him.

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    My four-year-old was almost as excited to see the first egg as I was. I was oh so nervous he would drop or squish it, so I asked hubby to help him hold it.

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    After putting away the groceries, I decided to see if there were any more surprises since one of the dominiques was sitting in the nest boxes when I collected the first egg. Lo and behold, there was another one!

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  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    Congrats on the first eggs! Love all the pictures that went with the story.
     
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  3. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    Pullets, in my experience, don't seem to be affected much by length of daylight when beginning to lay. I've had pullets lay their first egg in late November and continue laying regularly all through winter.
     
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  4. TwoShepherds

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    Thanks that is hopeful to hear! It would be nice to get at least a few eggs throughout fall/winter. It sure is fun to find them!
     
  5. CaliFarmsAR

    CaliFarmsAR Songster

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    Beautiful German Shepherd!!
     
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    Thanks! We think he's great, not that we're biased or anything. :)
     

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