Congratulations Blackberry

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NA, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. NA

    NA Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I'm a proud papa again. Our first egg arrived today an noon. It was Blackberry's, our Black Jersey Giant, and the nicest of our 4 hens and 1 rooster (originally called Priscilla). (all born on May 1st...so it's exactly 19 wks)
    I've been putting wooden eggs into the nesting boxes every couple days so they can see where they belong and try pecking them and getting nothing but a sore beak. Well today Blackberry was sitting in there (very unusual for her) so I looked in. She was reluctant to get up but she's so nice she let me budge her and I saw the wooden egg under her. I thought she was just practicing. 15 mins later she was back in the run with the other girls and Priscilla. It seemed strange so I peaked again and low and behold a beautiful egg. I'm attaching pictures. One is store bought just today since we weren't getting any. One is the wooden one and one is the real thing...Blackberry's prize. (I gave her some grapes as a reward and she was quite pleased)
    So here it is:

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    and here is proud Blackberry on the right about 2 weeks ago:
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  2. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Superb looking egg. We are expecting our first egg(s) any day now. Our flock is at 19 weeks.
     
  3. NA

    NA Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to eat it??? We're all a little skeptical :) but that is why we've spent over $1000 so far on their care. [​IMG]
     
  4. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:^
    what she said!
     
  5. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You haven't eaten it yet???!!!
    Fire up a skillet right now!
    mmmm...
     
  6. moo900

    moo900 New Egg

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    Is the Wyandotte in the second picture a hen or roo? I ask because my 8 wk old "hen" looks like yours.
     
  7. NA

    NA Out Of The Brooder

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    That's Priscilla...(now Preston)...She/he's very nice BUT a mistake...a roo
     
  8. downstownlady

    downstownlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS!!! I am getting more excited as the days go by...[​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, yes, first eggs are scrumptious! (So are all the eggs that come afterwards, too... )

    I'm such an egg lover that I waited until I got THREE eggs to make a BIG omelet. Well, they were sorta small eggs, so it wasn't all that big, but it was certainly more than the bite the solo first egg would have been. [​IMG]

    Oh, and I always blow out the very first egg laid by each pullet, and I save 'em for posterity.
     
  10. Samilitant

    Samilitant Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Had to have a chuckle at this one.. "any day now". I've been thinking that for 3 or 4 weeks now. Saturday will be 23 weeks for my 4 EE's and 2 BR's.
     

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