First egg and a ?.....(pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Steve, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    I was thrilled to see the first egg ever in the nest boxes this morning after I let the chickens out of the coop, I have no idea which chicken laid it but I have one that was standing right next to my feet just cackling up a storm like she is saying...'see, I did my job"....she jumped back in the very nest box the egg was in when I first noticed it this morning.

    The egg is smaller than I suspected a egg would be, but I wondered if a egg tends to be smaller from newly made "mommas"? I have Isa Browns, ( the breed of the chicken mentioned above) Buff Orpingtons and Ameracaunas.

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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations [​IMG]
     
  3. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will get bigger.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most first pullet eggs are small. You will see them get larger as your girls mature.

    Yaaaayy for 1st eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Thanks, I told my wife before I read your replies, that I would hope they get bigger.....

    Thanks again.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Pullet eggs are small. However, or hardworking hen Olympia who is a little over 1 year now recently gave us a pullet-sized egg. poor girl. Now she's back to normal- any idea what caused this?
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Just had to go look again.....sure enough another egg, identical to the first one.


    Almost enough for a omlet.....[​IMG]
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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