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FINALLY!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sherry, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just knew I was going to be the last one. But...I got my first egg today!!!
    It's about half the size of a "normal" one.
    I couldn't be more proud than if I'd laid it myself![​IMG]
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congrats, Sherry! I have seven girls laying cute little shiny eggs just like that one and am waiting on three more to start. My first flock started by laying regular sized eggs for some unknown reason, so this is my first experience with teensy eggs like that. It's alot of fun, isn't it?
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    one of my six new girls laid her first egg this A.M.

    It was my white leghorn "Lucy"
    Very small, very white egg.[​IMG]
     
  4. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
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    ok ok ok you lucky buggars! rub it in then! LOL
    So how old are these wonder chickens? Im beginning to think i need to give my chickens some lessons, maybe play a little barry mannilow, feed them some oysters or sumptin! Still they are only 11 weeks old maybe i just need to be more patient:p
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, try Barry White instead! One of mine started at 18 weeks and surprised the heck out of me. She's one of my accidental crossbreeds from a Cochin/Silkie sire and a Barred Rock mother. The rest followed about two and three weeks later. Still waiting on those few to start, though, and they just turned 23 weeks old. I have a younger group that just turned 12 weeks old, so I'm right there with you in that respect. And in that group, I have two blue Ameraucanas that should lay BLUE eggs, so I'm impatient for that.
     
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  6. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There must have a lot of people with hens around the same age. We got our first two eggs yesterday and one today. We at them with dinner tonight. YUMMY! Don't know who the layer is yet. What fun!
     
  7. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were 20 weeks old on Friday. I gave them pep talks every day for the past 2 weeks. Don't know who listened but I'm glad they did!
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    [​IMG] YIPPY!!! I'm happy for you. I have a while to go. Mine are just 11 weeks old. I think by the time mine start laying it'll get cold and they'll slow down, if not stop all together. I hear RIR lay year round but I don't know.

    What age do they usually start laying?
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Hey, Sherry! I have six that turned 21 weeks old on Friday!
    Just started to get eggs last week, but I'm not positive who it is.
    I keep crediting Myrtle (Partrige Rock), mostly because she seems to be living up to her name (Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter fame) since she has been very vocal this past week. The new eggs have all be on the smallish side and tan color.
    Today I got a big one and she is talking up a storm!
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  10. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree but mine are of laying age and I want my eggs from them NOW!!!!!!! I am so tried of waiting.

    But to thoses of you that are getting your first eggs congrats to U!!!!!!!!!
     

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