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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AngelaB, Oct 17, 2011.
My first ever egg! Finally!
Congrats....first eggs are always so exciting!!
She laid it on the floor in the corner of the coop, so I will have to move one of the nesting boxes over there.
Congratulations on your first egg. It's an awesome experience!!!! Be sure to keep a couple of fake eggs in the nesting box(es) so they all know where to go to lay their eggs. They really get the hang of it quickly. I had a couple of surprise eggs that were laid in the compound and was afraid I had a chicken with a bad habit. But once they all started laying.....the eggs have all been in the nesting boxes. And now, they all (4) lay eggs in the same box. The other day I caught 2 hens in one box at the same time. and it was a bit crowded for them. Didn't seem to bother either one though.
Yay for you! How long did you wait for it? I've got 3 pullets I'm waiting on. 20 weeks today and no signs of being ready. Sigh.
Yippee!!! So exciting!!
Quote:We got them (Black Australorp and Brahmas) in mid-May. They were probably a 2-3 weeks old. I am guessing 24 weeks. The Brahma won't lay for a little while yet, and my other australorp isn't quite red enough yet.