Finally got our first egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by turbokev, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

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    Brought home 8 chicks (a couple days old) on May 14th..

    2 Buff Orps, 2 Black Cochins, 3 Brahmas and 1 Salmon Favorelle~

    about 3 days ago I put a few plastic eggs in the nest box and this morning
    when I lifted the lid a Buff Orp (Brownie) was in there squatting on one of them..
    Scared both of us half to death, I thought all the chickens were already out of the coop~

    I closed the lid and checked a little while later and what do you know, our first egg [​IMG]

    I figure that one cost about $700 dollars.. from now on they are all free LOL
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! Isn't it exciting? [​IMG]
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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  4. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sooooo very cooool. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    That is great news! Very egg-citing! (I always have to say that!) Pun intended! Congrats!
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love that description: scared both of us half to death. [​IMG]

    I've opened a an occupied nest box or two before and MY hens give me dirty looks!

    Congrats!
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!![​IMG]
     
  8. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow $700 egg! That's quite the egg. [​IMG]
     
  9. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :wee Yay! The first one is exciting. We have only been getting eggs for a few days and already we have gotten 8. Apparently it is contagious!
     
  10. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got our first egg today too! It is very exciting, I feel like a proud parent. Congratulations!
    I am hoping the others catch on soon too!
     

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