Cornish Cross' first egg !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dixygirl, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my only remaining Cornish Cross who was born on April 13th layed her first egg today! And I knew it was going to happen today. I watched her roaming and nibbling grass. I noticed two things. One she kept looking for a bush to hide under and just wanted to hide in the dark. And two, her rump looked distended. So I immediately ran and got her nest box and put it in the coop and she hopped right in it.

    I went away for a little over an hour and when i went back just now, she was sipping water and panting looking deranged and exhausted. [​IMG]
    I looked in the nest box and there it was! Her first tube shaped brown egg!
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    The thing that astonishes me the most is that I could predict it to within 1 hour of the event. Either I AM psychic or I am just very intuned with my animals. I told DH she was about to lay her first egg. He said no she isn't. He picked her up and said that's just fat on her bottom. I said no, I sense an egg in there wanting to drop. When I just showed it to him, he was amazed. I said you should learn to believe me.
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    That white stuff is DE in and around the nestbox.
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    dixy

    PS

    Here is the little lady just 4 months ago fresh out of an egg herself!
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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  2. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Australorp roosters that are 2 months younger than her. My goal is to introduce her to one of them and let the have some chicks in about 2 months.
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