FIRST EGG!!!! a happy but sad day...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SarahF, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    My girls (DH makes fun of me for calling them that) are 19 weeks, so my DH and I have been checking for eggs for a little while.
    We went away this weekend to the cottage and when we got home last night, low and behold....OUR FIRST EGG! [​IMG] I was so excited. I promised them a treat in the morning and went in the house to take lots of pictures (which i'll try and load later). Ofcourse, I hadn't put anything away from the cottage yet, so as I was putting the food in the fridge, happy as can be about my new egg, and I noticed something at the bottom of my Finch's cage...
    Before I continue, here is a little history on my DH's love for birds... When we were dating, two summers ago we ended up with 9 birds, in three cages at his parents house. We love birds. We have had Canaries, Finches, Love Birds, and Budgies. We kept our love birds out one night, and a raccoon or something got thru the darn cage and ate them. After that (expensive [​IMG] ) disaster we sold off our birds. When we got married, last year, we bought two Cordon Bleu Finches (male and female). We loved them. All of a sudden, one got very sick and died within a month. The other bird seemed very healthy, so we bought a new bird to replace. One month later, the second bird died. I wouldn't let my DH replace him just incase. So after 6 months of our THIRD finch living...we came home to her dead lastnight. My DH was so upset, he nearly cried. :aww
    So the excitement of our first egg was squashed by loosing a family member. Now, we are down to one Canary (who doesnt sing), one cat (who is biting us...any suggestions?), and 5 Barred Rock pullets (who are giving us the most joy so far). Thanks for reading (sorry so long)
    Sarah F
  2. GAhen

    GAhen Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Carrollton GA
    Congratulations on your first egg!
    One of my chickens laid her first egg last week, now I have two laying.
    Sorry about the finch....I had some finches, but I ended up giving my last one away because mine also died.......I did not want to lose my last one and it did well in his new home????
  3. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    Here is the picture compared to a nail polish bottle (closest thing I could grab)

  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Congrats on the first egg...
    Bummer about the finches...I lost my fave at work and was crying my head off. Her name was Rumpless-stiltskin because she had no tail feathers.
    She was a Society Finch and when I took her body out of the cage to put in a body bag, all of the other finches in all of the other cages came over to the back of their cages.It was like they were paying their respect to her.

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