FINALLY ... at 31 weeks and we have 3 new egg layers today....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lorain's fids, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sooooooooooo happy. My 3 chickens who turned 31 weeks on Wednesday all layed their first egg today within an hour of each other.I thought it was never going to happen. I have 5 chickens and the first one to lay started on Dec.24th. She has been laying consistently. So I kept wondering why the other 4 weren't laying. People kept asking about the chickens and the eggs I was getting, and I kept saying well no eggs yet,anyday now, anyday...... But today is now anyday. WOOOHOOOO. I just have one more to start laying.....so it should be...any day now. LOL!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Congratulations! What kind of hens do you have?
     
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    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 Black Australorp and 4 Dominiques.
    What kind do you have?
     
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    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, those are beautiful breeds! I've never had either of them.

    Right now I have EEs, Buckeyes, and Olive Egger and a Golden Buff hybrid. Those are the large fowl.

    For bantams I have frizzle cochins, and frizzle and smooth feather Polish, and a silkie. They are so much fun, aren't they?

    It's just like Christmas when you get those first eggs, isn't it! [​IMG]
     
  5. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes chickens are fun!! Being new to chickens I am learning as I go. When I was looking into getting chicks the Dominiques were suggested to me as a good breed to start with. The Austalorp was just mixed in. But I am very happy with that breed. And she is also very beautiful.
    Getting the 3 eggs today from the new layers was just like when I got the very first egg on Christmas eve.
    Sounds like you have alot of chickens--how many total?
     

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