*finally* first eggs from the blondes! at 8 1/2 months

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by patandchickens, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I've gotten so used to walking past the "blonde chicken" pen (buff chantecler trio, plus my lone remaining ISA Brown who is laying internally and hasn't produced an egg since August or so), I almost didn't notice when there were 2 eggs in the nestbox there this morning! [​IMG]

    I am fairly certain they are from the chantecler pullets - hatched May 1, not laid a *thing* til now, lazy buggers! - since they don't look like Maryanne's eggs and honestly I don't expect her to lay anything again let alone two in one day. (They were both warm). Whereas the chanteclers ("Friendly" and "Ladder", as per my then-3-yr-old) are about DUE, darnit!

    Of course now this means I *really really* am getting too many eggs and need to find people on whom to offload them on a regular basis <g>

    Just wanted to say Woo Hoo for Friendly and Ladder, since nobody here in real life would understand [​IMG],

  2. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Wooooo Hoooooo [​IMG]
  3. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2008
    Wow, 8 1/2 months... that's a long wait! Congratulations!
  4. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2007
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps


    I don't think you'll have a problem off-loading fresh farm eggs, Pat!
  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Awesome...and you were just teling me how they haven't started laying yet Isn't that always the way? LOL! Glad they're at least working for you...I would love to buy some eggs from you this spring from the chanteclers...I'm really seriously thinking about trying that breed.
    Glad to hear it Pat:>)
  7. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2008
    Buxton, Montana
    Yipee....there is hope for my Chantecler. She is 40 weeks old and shows no signs of laying.

    I got just one Chantecler b/c they are winter hearty and wanted to see how they sacked up. Well She is still lady in waiting.

    I find hope in your post. I have even taken to calling her dinner, but still no eggs.

    Days are getting longer in Montana...lets hope it's soon.

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