finally!!!!~!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by n2h20, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. n2h20

    n2h20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i woke up and heard one of my birds making a loud screech several times,,, i thought this must be the day.,,
    so i went out and sure enough my RIR is sitting in the box acting weird.
    i gave her some space and came back about an hour later,, sure enough there is a little brown egg.
    she is still sitting in the nest box looking at the egg and golf ball. she is moving both around.
    Should i let her sit in there for awhile or remove her and the egg?

    thanks...
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Yippee! Congrats on that egg. I would remove the egg so she doesn't try to peck it and end up finding out it's a yummy treat. Once a hen starts to eat eggs, it's really hard to break them of that terrible habit. That's why it's a good idea to collect eggs as often as you can during the day.
     
  3. n2h20

    n2h20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your advice. i went back out there after posting and she was already over it..... out in the yard with the rest of the ladies.,,, maybe tomorrow i will have another and can have eggs and bacon for breakfast.....
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats on your first egg! [​IMG]
     
  5. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats to you and your RIR. That first egg seems to take forever but the cackleberries are worth the wait.
     
  6. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    congrats [​IMG] You will definatly want to remove the egg like some of the members said.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on your first egg! Did you take a picture? If so, please post it in the stickied thread of fist egg pics for us all to see! [​IMG]
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg!! It's great, isn't it? I just got my first egg on Monday, then got three more today. [​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations on your first egg. It's so eggciting!!! RIR's aren't noted for being broody. I have 18 and when they lay some cackle like crazy. They have a nest box that all perfer. Some will stand outside and cackle very loudly, like telling the one in it to "Hurry up and get out!!! It's my turn." Some times I find more than one bird at a time in the box. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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