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doing celebration dance at our house today!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wanderseek, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. wanderseek

    wanderseek In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2010
    east central Indiana
    OH MY GOSH!!!!! I went out to feed/water the chickies, and one of my ausies was in the nesting box panting, and wouldn't come out for water or food. She didn't even spook and go running away when I get close, as she usually would. I'm thinking....she's acting like she's got an egg under her. But I wouldn't know cause our hens have never laid. And she can't be just yet. She's too young. Isn't she? So I reached in to pet her. She growled. Pet her again, she growled again. I pushed her side/wing area up and to the side. She stood up and there was OUR FIRST EGG!!! OOOOhhh! My husband had asked me to pick him some tomatoes from our garden. I took the egg inside and told him I had a surprise for him. He said, "You picked me a big, ripe, juicy tomato?" I smiled and told him to close his eyes and hold out his hands. I put the egg in his hand. He opened his eyes to see his tomato, and was shocked to see the egg! We both laughed, squealed, jumped around like we had a baby or something! So exciting! Then, we went out to clean the nest boxes to prepare for more eggs, and Gilda the hen was sitting there again. On top of another egg!! Aaaaaaghh!!!! So cool! Well, we ate them both and they were so satisfying. So rich, pretty, orange, delicious. I know most of you have been through this before, so you'll understand my happiness. But I never thought it would be so awesome to find our first egg(s). [​IMG] Yaaaaayyy!!!

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  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
  3. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Songster

    Aug 4, 2009
    Leicester, NC
    Yahooooo!! It's a wonderful feeling, congrats!! [​IMG]
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] Congrats on your 1st eggs!
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    First eggs are very special, congratulations to you and the hens!
  6. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    YEAH!! [​IMG] WOO HOO! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Congrats!!!!!! [​IMG]
  8. alaskachick

    alaskachick Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Wasilla, Alaska
    I hope mine are next. Any time now.[​IMG]
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] congrats!!! [​IMG]
  10. dparadise

    dparadise In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2010
    southwest Florida
    Congrats! I found my first egg yesterday, I know how you feel! It's great~~

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