Finally!! I got my first egg!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blessedchickenmama7, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are all 7 months old. Some are almost 8. But today, I got the prettiest light brown egg you ever saw. It's filthy because it was laid in the run, but I got it before they decided to eat it! So all's well. They have nest boxes, and have had for almost 3 months now. I am going to put some golf balls in to entice them to use them, hopefully.

    Had to share because this is our second flock, but first egg. We had to get rid of our last flock at about 8 months old and had never gotten our first egg!! In a day or two at the new owners they began laying!! This year we got to start over and FINALLY, we got an egg!!

    No pic yet but when I post in the First Egg Pics i bet we have the dirtiest one...
     
  2. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats...we can't wait for our first! [​IMG]
     
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  3. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my very first egg about a week ago!! It was so cute....There is nothing like going out and seeing it for the first time!!!
     
  4. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Roni

    Roni Out Of The Brooder

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    I want one!!! Am still patiently waiting for my chooks to lay their first one!! [​IMG]
     
  6. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How old are they Roni?
     
  7. Roni

    Roni Out Of The Brooder

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    My two buff orps are about 22 weeks and I have two new white orps which I'm not sure how old but guessing they are a bit younger (and still don't know if they are roos!!) Will get some pics on and let you all decide!
     
  8. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!! Roni, my BO's are the 29 weeks old. And I am pretty sure the egg came from the production red, who is eight months old. I don't know what I do to cause it, but it seems like my chicks mature later than other folks on here.
     
  9. HippieChickens

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  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Congrats on the egg! YAY! It seems to me that 8 months is quite a wait. What is their diet? I wonder if that may be part of the delay. What kind of chickens are they .... BO and Production Reds? Mine started to lay by 20 weeks ... Do you think they could be eating the eggs? Just a thought.
     

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