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Finally A Dad!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dizzle's chicks, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. dizzle's chicks

    dizzle's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Have been waiting what seems like forever but it finally happened yesterday. My fiance called me around 4:30pm and told me that Foxy Brown is sitting in the nest box and moving the shavings around. She went back inside the house for about 5 minutes to give her some privacy. When she came back out she noticed something white buried in the shavings and long and behold there was our first egg. We were so happy!!!!! People were telling us that they might not lay until spring because it gets dark pretty early here in Seattle but she did it. Hopefully the other girls will surprise us with a Christmas present. [​IMG]

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations [​IMG] Nothing beats first eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a decent sized egg! Congrats!
     
  4. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wooo hoo Congrats!
     
  5. yakfishgirl

    yakfishgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! What pretty brown leghorn! How old is she?
    Ours is 17.5 weeks and her white leghorn buddy of the same age started laying a couple days ago. She's not showing ANY signs of dropping an egg.
     
  6. auto5man

    auto5man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gratz. Beautiful hen there!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations on your first egg. [​IMG] [​IMG] Pullets when they first lay don't lay by a calendar. Pullets will lay anytime of the year. I had some start in January and some in February. People told me they probably wouldn't start laying until spring. Surprise...
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A broody leghorn? Go figure.
     

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