Finally!! 1st Egg! - update.. She was sneaky!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thegoldengirls, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yippee!! [​IMG]
    My female Khaki Campbell finally started laying!
    She was a May 21st hatch, so she's almost 7 months old and I was starting to get worried. She laid her first perfect little white egg Thursday morning, and another yesterday. Hopefully, there will be one there today too. My kids are not real happy that I'm taking them, but I really don't have a good setup for her to hatch yet. However, I have to admit that I can't wait til spring to see what kind of mama she'll be.
     
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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]I was just able to experience one of my hens (chicken) lay an egg right into my hand. It was truly amazing!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Congrats gg, That first duck egg is amazing. They are good to eat since your not going to let mama sit yet. Since i have Muscovy I have to wait till March to have a duck egg. Thank goodness some of my chickens are still laying.
     
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  4. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had my young Orpington ducklet lay her first egg just before Christmas. So she's upgraded from Ducklet to Duck! [​IMG]
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  6. grawg

    grawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratz! The first egg is always the most exciting. Seems like it takes forever to start as well...
     
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  7. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!
    It seems like after 6 months, my campbells are starting to kick into production too! I've been getting an egg a day for a couple weeks from my daughter's pet duck (she found true love with a rouen drake, and is now happy enough to lay) and I've started getting a second egg, one thursday, rested on friday, and another today. I suspect either my summer baby campbells, or the orpington has finally decided to start paying rent. I'll check their feet next week and figure out who the likely candidate is doing her part.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey dusky beauty! are your welsh laying yet? my drake started showing interest, but no eggs (sorry off topic!)
     
  9. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not at all off topic DG!
    My welshies are 1 and 2 months younger than my campbells, My first one should kick in the same time as the layer hybrids, and then my last two the month after. I've still got a pair of swede drakes "mixing it up" on the singles scene that haven't made it to the block yet. It's like a swingers resort when they get out of the pen... only my youngest girls and the gander aren't in on the shenanigans. They're all getting into the in ground pool now that there's no chemicals in it for winter... I'm going to have to drain that thing come spring...
     
  10. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems she's been sneaky. I was cleaning up in barn today and heard something roll behind the feed can. Turns out she found a spot she liked near the bottom of the hay.
    This is what I found...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/6068451/width/400/flags/LL

    This is Sugar...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/6068452/width/400/flags/LL

    These plus the two in the frig mean she's been laying for a week.
    We've now let her get back to her spot to make her happy... even though we're taking them right now.
    I can't wait til spring!!
     
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