Finally got my egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marlene, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited that 1 of my new blue marans pullet laid her 1st egg today, i was like a child on christmas morning lol.
    It is a small egg and quite light in colour, will they get darker? i believe they lay dark brown eggs. I knew they were getting close as they have been quite vocal the last week and crouching when i put my hand on them, now the wait for the second marans to start laying for me. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!!! So exciting to find the first egg!!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Congrats on your 1st egg!!! I am waiting for my first eggs to arrive-my girls are 21 weeks. How old are your hens? Yes-like a child on Christmas morning is how i'll be also!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Symboline

    Symboline Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are 20-22 weeks old now, when i bought them i was told they was pol 16-18 weeks old.
    Only 1 layed today so still waiting for the 2nd one to lay but i'm sure it won't be long now, the one that has not layed does have a smaller comb and it's not as red so maybe she will be a little while longer, just have to wait and see.
    So is anyone familiar with marans and how long i will have to wait for the eggs to darken? the egg i got today was quite light coloured.
     
  7. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how we were with our first egg too!! Congrats!!
     
  9. ridgewood chickens

    ridgewood chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations, got our first one last week, what a feeling!!
     
  10. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I'm really jealous [​IMG] My chicks are 8 weeks old.
     

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