First Egg!!! a softie.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AngieB, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. AngieB

    AngieB In the Brooder

    Nov 29, 2009
    Well, our first hens are 4 1/2 months old and today I found the first egg! I don't know who laid it but I suspect it was one of the barred rocks. It was a collapsed softie on the poop board underneath their roost.

    They are still on Grower Feed that we get from a local farm. I have put in a call to the farm to pick up some layer feed, but it will be a couple of weeks. In the meantime, should I supplement with anything? The layer feed will have oyster shell added, but should I make a trip to the feed store tomorrow, or can it wait a couple of weeks?

    They do free range all day, so they feed on plenty of bugs and whatever else they pick through in the yard.

    EGGS! I am so excited [​IMG]
  2. mercedes

    mercedes Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Congratulations on your first "egg".My girls are 4 month old now and I started switching to layer feed a few days ago and I am offering oyster shell.Seems sensible to me,but some other people on here know a LOT more about this than I do.
  3. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Songster

    Dec 27, 2009
    So happy for you![​IMG] [​IMG] First eggs are so exciting! (well, who am I kidding, I still get excited when I collect my eggs! [​IMG])

    Maybe you could feed them some other foods high in calcium like cottage cheese? My girls love it and you would only have to go to the grocery store if you didn't already have some. Otherwise, you are probably okay for a week or so.

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