FINALLY my FREELOADERS...er,...pullets laid an egg at 24 weeks! (PICS)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msgenie516, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi Everyone!

    Finally, yesterday, as they turned exactly 24 weeks old, one of my BR pullets laid an egg! It is a small (1.6 oz.) medium brown egg, but perfect! Now I have 7 left that haven’t laid one egg yet. The 8 pullets consist of 3 BR’s, 3 EE’s, and 2 SLW’s. Actually, I know 5 of them were exactly 24 weeks old but the other three (1 BR and the 2 SLW’s) could be very slightly different in age, as I got them a couple of weeks later but they weren’t day old chicks as the others were. However, they were very young chicks, so the age difference is negligible.

    I put a special egg carton aside for their eggs and labeled it “Baby Eggs”! I am hoping to get a few eggs in there before they become too old to use!

    Yesterday before I got the first egg, I decided to take a few pictures of my pullets. Don’t let repetitive pictures of the EE’s make you think I have more than 3, I just can’t stop taking pictures of them!

    Please excuse the quality of the pictures as they follow me wherever I go and it's so hard to take pictures of them that way. Here they are:

    One of my EE's...

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    Two EE's...

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    Two EE's...

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    One proud SLW...

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    One of my BR's. I noticed my BR's are particularly fresh as compared to the others and this is the worst one. She hops up on that door every day when I go into the run so she can be the first to see what goodies I have [​IMG] ...

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    Some more EE pics...

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    My favorite pic...the BR and the EE are having a "faceoff" as the SLW looks on as if saying to herself "What the heck???" Apparently, they were able to resolve their differences peacefully as nothing came of it (thankfully). I think this picture is priceless! [​IMG]

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    I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I enjoy these lovely "girls"! [​IMG] Genie
     
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your girls are beautiful!! And congrats on that first egg....[​IMG]
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your egg! WooHoo!

    My SLW's are boss. My two orange EE's tend to be the lowest. I love the coloring of your EE's. I have two white (like my avi), two orange and two gray/bluish.
     
  4. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, congrats on the egg![​IMG]
    I'm still waiting for our first egg. My girls are about 24 weeks old too.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  6. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    [​IMG] Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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  8. Mrs.ChickChick

    Mrs.ChickChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooooo-hooooo! Congrats on your first egg. [​IMG]

    Your girls are beautiful. Love those EE's. They're so interesting, because each one is different, and you never know what you'll be getting.

    Love the picture of the "face-off"!
     
  9. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty pretty hens!!! And congrats on you eggs!

    Jenny
     
  10. kingme

    kingme Out Of The Brooder

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    FIRST EGG! Lucky!

    I am jealous, mine are still free loaders...
     

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