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Anxious for eggs!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm very anxious for my chicks to lay their first egg! I'm hoping it's soon as I have 3 chicks that are 16 weeks old. My RIR, EE, and Dark Brahma. I imagine the RIR will lay first, then the EE, last the Brahma with the older girls. It's been 2 years since I had my last farm fresh egg. It took only 1 egg for me to realize that it would be awesome to raise my own!
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I am anxious for eggs too. I have 2 production reds, 2 Black Australorps and 2 dark brahmas. They are all 17 weeks old. I can't wait for eggs. I think my production red will be first to lay as her comb is huge.
     
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know what they say is that " patience is a virtue" and "persistance pays off" and "good things come to those who wait". Well you know what I say" I NEED EGGS NOW, I CANT MAKE AN OMELETTE WITHOUT THEM!"

    Who the heck are"they"anyway and what makes the experts.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    I am anxious for eggs too. I have 2 production reds, 2 Black Australorps and 2 dark brahmas. They are all 17 weeks old. I can't wait for eggs. I think my production red will be first to lay as her comb is huge.

    Your a week ahead of me. Lucky you! It won't be long. I read a post that someone got their first egg from a 15 week old RIR. [​IMG]
     
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    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not quite sure how much longer I can stand the wait without exploding!! I check the coop constantly! Please let it be soon. [​IMG] I have a Lavender Orp who is 16 weeks old and very red in the face. 2 Black copper marans and 2 Buff orps who are a bit younger and not quite as red.
     
  7. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! I just realized my girls will be 16 weeks tomorrow!!! I can't wait! I have a bunch of Wyandottes , a Partridge Rock, Brahmas, Turkens, and one Jersey Giant. Not sure when to expect eggs but I noticed the SLW are getting much more red in their combs lately and they have started sounding more like mature chickens lately.
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Exactly! I have 2 fake eggs in the nest boxes. The chicks look in there to check the eggs out.

    My EE and RIR are both red in face and comb.[​IMG]
     
  9. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 18 weeks and i am still waiting.....and waiting....[​IMG]
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Have any of you guys decided what you are going to do with your first eggs?
    I think I am going to blow mine out and save it forever. But all the rest after that I will eat. [​IMG] I can't wait! [​IMG]
     

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