FINALLY! My first egg! I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazy4daisy, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. crazy4daisy

    crazy4daisy Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Central Missouri
    For the past week or so I have all of a sudden been really vigilant about checking for eggs at least two times a day, and my family has been making fun of me that I'm "Waiting for a miracle." [​IMG]

    So, by Wednesday, I still hadn't got any eggs, and I said somewhere on one of my posts that I was just going to give up. Well, another member said that a watched pot never boils, and that when I give up, I'm going to get my egg.

    Thursday, I go out to the coop and during my completely unexpecting egg check at 12:00 a.m., I see that some of the nesting boxes had little bowl-shaped holes dug in the shavings, and there was another one under the boxes.

    So I was sorta expecting an egg, but none of my chickens were freaking like I heard they do when they're going to lay, so I wasn't getting my hopes up.

    At 5:00 p.m., I went to go give them tomatoes, and do my final egg check. I walked in the coop and looked in the boxes. Nothing. I looked under the boxes. Nothing. I started poking around the corners, and the last place I looked was in the corner by the door.

    I thought I saw something light brown and speckly as I glanced, and I had to do a double take. Right there in the corner was my beautiful little light brown, speckly egg, just as perfect shaped as could be. My eyes were going to pop out of my head [​IMG] and I did a happy dance right then and there [​IMG].

    I grabbed the little egg, told my chickens good job, and went up to the house to blow the egg so I could keep the shell, and I still haven't stopped holding it.

    If you're getting depressed that your chickens haven't laid yet, don't be. Your time will come and it's totally worth it. [​IMG]

    Oh, yeah and... the egg was perfect! Hard shell, no blood spots, no tissue, complete with yolk and everything!
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho

    Woo hoo! Gotta love those chickens.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    YEAH!! Congrats! The first is always so special. I have 24 hens that are close to laying....Oh I wish they would HURRY UP. I get one a day from that pen...cant waite till they ALL start.
  4. Shirl

    Shirl In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2007
    El Dorado Springs Mo
    [​IMG] Woo Hoo Finaly so a watched pot does boil eventually lol [​IMG]
  5. crazy4daisy

    crazy4daisy Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Central Missouri
    Actually, when I stopped hoping that the pot would boil, it boiled [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. hipmarye

    hipmarye Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    Yeah! [​IMG] Congratulations!!! How old are you girls?
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    That's great! Congrats on your first egg! I have to admit going out to look for eggs to me is still as exciting as the very first one. You never know what you'll find or how many![​IMG]
  8. crazy4daisy

    crazy4daisy Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Central Missouri
    Quote:About 21 weeks [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

  10. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Sterling, Ohio
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    2 of my 4 have started laying so far, and the 3rd is REAL close. [​IMG]


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