Finally our Welsummer started laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bil, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was hatched on March 28th of last year, and she had her first egg yesterday!! WOO HOO!! That's over 40 weeks old, or 9 months and one week.

    Just glad she started to lay! [​IMG]

    Bil
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    WOW! That's a long time to wait for the first egg.

    Where's the pic of the egg? I have 2 welsummer pullets, but I have a while to wait for the eggs as they are only 10.5 weeks old.
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats Bil!

    I recently had a Welsummer start laying, too. I was a bit disappointed with the color of the first egg. But every egg she has laid has gotten better. Her eggs still aren't as dark as her "sisters", but there is definite improvement.
     
  4. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to take a picture of it. She was lucky, she was getting ready for the stew pot!

    She hasn't had an egg since, but maybe tomorrow. [​IMG]

    Bil
     
  5. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! My girl recently started laying, too. I was so pleased with the beautiful eggs!!! She's doing pretty good and laying three to four eggs a week.
     

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