Finally my first eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LivinNewDreamInND, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was starting to worry about my 23 week old pullets because not one was laying and then yesterday I found this:

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    It was a nice sized egg with a good hard shell and a pretty pinkish/tan color. I ate it over medium for breakfast...Yummy!

    Then over the past 24hrs I have found:

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    [​IMG] I think they are one of each from my 3 different breeds of pullets. The one on the top I found around noon yesterday in the nest box. The one on the bottom right is very dark and speckled. I found it on the ground in their pen when I went out this morning. The one on the bottom left was a really big surprise because when I let them out this morning she squatted right in front of me and layed an egg! Silly girl I think she wanted to make sure she got the credit.
     
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Hip Hip Hooray for you! Nothing like fresh eggs. Each one seems like a little gift!!
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Wow egg wave , it takes them awhile to get the hang of it sometimes.we found a few in the run also early on we figured they just fell out also. Havnt found one outside of a nestbox for a long while though. They will catch on. Enjoy the eggs!!
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] congrats!!!
     
  5. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats! It's very rewarding, after all the anticipation.[​IMG]
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Congrats!! It is worth the wait [​IMG]
     
  7. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how awesome [​IMG]

    We also have 23 weeks old pullets.

    Today we had scrambled eggs from our "first dozen" eggs.

    They started 10/1 and #11 and #12 laid yesterday
    (unfortunately I stepped on one, on the coop floor, and I've found several in the outdoor run.

    So very cool !!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great!!! Congratulations to be getting them all at once suddenly.


    I've only had one egg be laid NOT in the nesting boxes, and it was the first egg laid by my adult chicken after we brought her home. All of the other eggs have been laid in the nesting boxes.
     

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