Fiona Laid an egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emvickrey, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    She laid her first egg today. I think she was as excited as i was. But she knew bout it before I did. I had just driven up in the driveway when I saw her at the pen trying her best to get my attention. She never acts like that. I got out and she was being very vocal and loud too. Like she was yelling at me. Since i'm on crutches it took me a little bit to carry my stuff inside and get their tuna and treats ready to carry out. I came back out and she was at it again. I thought it was strange behavior but maybe she just wanted out to free range. After I gave them their treats and gave her a petting, which its usually Sir Charles that is wanting all the attention while she stands behind him. He was actually standing my the egg but I didn't see it at the time. I closed their door and proceeded to the coop to feed and tend to the other chickens.

    I always check everybody out, lookin at feet and for eggs and so on. I let them out to free range and turned around and Fiona and Sir Charles where both acting very aggitated. So I figured they just wanted out. I walked to their pen and there it was. She didn't lay it in the basket I put in for her. I filled it with wood shavings and made it a nice place for her and she laid it on the floor. I guess I need to move the nest. I may just let them stay in with the other chickens. Sir Charles won't let the other roo near her anyway. I don't want to take the chance though. I'd prefer they had their own pen. I'll figure out something. She wants to lay her eggs right by one of the doors and rain can get to that area.

    Gotta put my thinking cap on.

  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] congrats!!! She sure wanted to share the news with you!!!! Good girl!
    Had my first ever egg today too. So exciting! [​IMG]
  3. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    I know. I just love the "First Egg" days. I had gone to Indiana to visit my brother for 5 days. He is very very ill. The day after I got home my EE hen laid her first egg. I was so excited. Then about a week and half ago another young hen laid her first egg. It actualy surprised me with hers because it looked pink next to the green egg. Thought I had another EE. I just found out today she is a production red.

    I don't know if I mentioned it but Fiona is an American Onagadori. Similar to the phoenix but a bantam breed. The long tails. I knew she would lay sometime this month. I wish my bator was empty but I have 6 days left on the eggs in there now and I don't want to mess up any incubation time with the AO's eggs. I'll just hold them back until this hatch is done.

    I emailed the breeder I got them from first to let him know. We're gonna be grandparents. lol [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Congratulations on your first egg. I have golf balls in my nest boxes and the birds all lay in them.

  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009

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