finally ! an egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txmel, May 13, 2010.

  1. txmel

    txmel Songster

    Jan 8, 2010
    boerne, tx
    well after waiting and waiting i finally have my first egg. [​IMG] the silly hen spent most of yesterday digging around in the nest boxes but no egg. then this morning i go out to check the nest boxes thinking well maybe she layed today and what did i find, nothing in the nest boxes but an egg laying right in the middle of the run! all the chickens walking around it bawking at it like it was some kind of alien. this is my first hen laying so i'm hopeful the others wont be far behind her, and i'm hoping that they figure out the nest boxes are for laying the eggs not in the middle of the run. i have golf balls in them to help but i think this first egg was a surprise to her. [​IMG]
    here is a picture of the egg, the hen is an ee from mpc. i hatched her and another hen at the end of november last year.
  2. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    Wow congrats !!! My hens are starting to lay now too !!!! YIPEEE
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Congrats! Isn't it great when you get that first green egg?! LOVE IT!
  4. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
    wow! that egg is almost gray looking! very pretty! [​IMG]
  5. magic maker

    magic maker In the Brooder

    May 5, 2010
    I swear I am anticipating my first egg like it's the birth of a child! It's ridiculous!! My husband swears I'll probably bronze it. [​IMG]

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