FINALLY!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sgtmom52, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have been patiently (yeah right) waiting for over 24 weeks for my first egg and finally got one today! I went to the coop to clean out the "poop pit" and was only greeted by 5 of my 6 girls. When I went in the coop I saw Petenshi (DD favorite) standing in one of the nest boxes. This is the first time I've found any in a nest box, but someone has been throwing the wooden eggs out for the past 2 days. I went back to the house for the camera and then went back to the coop to watch her. It only took about 5 minutes more and I actually watched her lay the egg. AMAZING! I took this picture seconds after she laid it - standing up. She is the last one that I thought would lay as she is the smallest and was the last to starting molting. I'll have to call DD at college with the good news!
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    She then sat on the egg quietly for about 15 minutes, tucking it under her breast and putting wood chips around it.
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    This is her egg in a box of store bought Large eggs. It is so cute and perfectly shaped.

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    Now hopefully the other 5 were watching and taking notes so we get more soon!
     
  2. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome picture!! Congrats!
     
  3. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Isn't it exciting? I love the first egg a hen lays; they are as proud as we are!
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    Beautiful hen!
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Those photos are wonderful!!! Congratulations on your clever girl!
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Thanks! It was so amazing getting to witness her actually laying the egg. I never would have guessed that it was Petenshi if I hadn't seen her laying it.

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  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
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    Yeah!!! The first one is always eggsciting!
    Congratulations!

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  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Woo hoo - hope to be joining you all in the egg laying club soon myself!!
     

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