Finally! My first eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jay13, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Jay13

    Jay13 Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central NC
    In Jan, I brought home my first batch of chickens supposed to be around 12 weeks oldish back then. The guys have been having a crowing competition at 5am lately which I took to be a good sign but wasn't sure if the chickens even knew what the nesting boxes were for or if I was going to need to start combing their range for nests. I hadn't checked for a day or so but tonight I went out and found these!
    they were very cold, its been in the 40s for highs and lows the last few days, and they can't be more than a day or so old. I guess they finally decided that it was "time." (I was beginning to wonder)

    Oddly enough even though I wound up with what I think are 4 or 5 roos (judging by coloration and formation of spurs) the fighting has stopped completely even though there are only 18 birds total! I really am not looking forward to dispatching the other boys.... but I wonder, does anyone else here have more than one roo and have them get along ok? or will there be trouble later when the mating begins?
  2. selinagil

    selinagil Songster

    YAY!!!!! Gotta love the first eggs! [​IMG]
  3. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    Congrats to you! I just started getting eggs from my BR pullets this past Sunday.

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