First Egg!! 8D

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pipdzipdnreadytogo, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    I just found the first egg from this years' pullets!! A pretty little barred rock egg! [​IMG]

    Here it is in my hand:
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    And next to a Wyandotte egg for comparison (size/color):
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    And the culprit? Well, I really think it was Diana. She's been fussing a lot around the coop lately:
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    But it could also have been Natalie, who has always been quieter and may have slipped under my radar, so to speak:
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    They're both just under a week away from turning 6 months old and they're both squatting. (And I really just want to give them big hugs every time they squat for me. [​IMG] They are just so cute!)



    Oh, and Wynne helped me out with picture taking:
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    Wynne: "lol r u trien 2 take picturz?"
    Me: "Yes, dear, of the barred rock that's right behind you. [​IMG] "
     
  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! [​IMG]

    And your girls are so cute!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Thats great! Getting first eggs are always fun. [​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  5. SteadysDream

    SteadysDream Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a BR the first time too. I recently got a D'uccle and her eggs are so tiny they are SO cute. I have a Leghorn and the comparison is quite a difference. First eggs are always fun. And sometimes the egg hunt is just as fun. [​IMG]
     
  6. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Thank you for all the comments, folks! [​IMG]

    I just wanted to update to say that I got my second barred rock egg last night!! It's slightly larger, but the same color and exactly the same shape, so I think whoever laid the first did the second, too. I've pretty much settled on Diana being the first layer of this year's pullets. Her comb is just brighter and thicker and she acts more like it than Natalie does. BUT, dear Natalie has begun fussing around the nests enough that I've noticed her. I might have another pullet laying her first egg soon!! How exciting! [​IMG]

    They're just a few days away from turning 6 months old, too! [​IMG]
     
  7. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's just something about that first egg! It's always egg-citing even if you've been through it before! Congratulations!
     
  8. ZoeZoo

    ZoeZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats!!! [​IMG]
     

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