EEEEE!!!! Our hens are laying!!! Got our first *4* eggs this AM!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MichiganWoods, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I've been checking daily for the past two weeks or so when I go out to let them out of the coop. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zip.

    Then to my surprise today... I walked out and caught a glimpse of a beautiful sight. There in the corner near the pop door.. our first egg!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So then I looked about, and found three more!!!!!!!

    One was cracked. The ladies seem to like laying while on the roost. I will have to re-arrange the nesting boxes to encourage them laying in there instead, of course. But still. [​IMG]

    Here they are!!

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    Yep I washed them up before photographing. They were actually not very messy at all, but enough that I didn't want my cats licking them while sitting on the counter. So I ran them under cool water and got all of the ickies off, then into a carton and into the fridge they went.

    Good thing I got our cartons ready earlier in the week!
     
  2. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! It's so much fun to still go out and get mine even a year later:)
     
  3. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
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    Congrats! I have 3 EE's and 4 BO's. The BO's have been laying for a few months now and I'm still waiting on those silly EE's. I think one of them is a roo though. [​IMG]
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Thank you!! Oh boy. I love treasure hunting. You better believe I'll be snooping around the coop multiple times a day now. [​IMG]

    My 7-year-old is VERY eager to cook herself some eggs. [​IMG] I keep telling her she has to wait for daddy to get up so he can see the pretty eggs before they get eaten.


    I've got 3 gals that aren't EE's but the other 10 are. The 3 that aren't; 2 are barnyard mixes and 1 is a Rhode Island White. I have a feeling that one of the brown eggs belongs to her. Obviously one of the EE's started up, what with that blue egg. But the other two brown eggs are in debate. [​IMG] All of my girls are between 20-22 weeks old now.

    I took the opportunity with my cracked egg to check to see if the yolk had a bullseye. It did! And I know I've seen Blondie doing what I refer to as the "hen hop" (for my kids benefit [​IMG] ). So that means that once the egg production really gets going, I'll be able to offer some mutt hatching eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    [​IMG] Congrats! It is still exciting for me to go out everyday and see how many eggs I can get!
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  8. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
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    Thank you both!! [​IMG]

    This is turning out to be an awesome day. Babies are due tonight on top of this!!
     
  9. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    One more quick pic of the unbroken eggs with my new cam. [​IMG]

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  10. Four Acre Bliss

    Four Acre Bliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful eggs!
     

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