First Egg and double yolks!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by feathersnuggles, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    A first egg came out of our Cuckoo Marans today! She is the first of her flock (5 girls) to lay and she's about 19 weeks old. It was soooo eggciting and she didn't even make any noises until I came out of the house this morning. Since she's been in and out of the nest box for over a week, squatting, and practicing her song, I figured she was just faking it again. So I said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, I don't believe you anymore, girlie." Then I checked the nest box and WOW, a brown egg right next to the golf ball! It was cold, so I know she laid it quietly sometime in the early a.m....and waited to sound her trumpets until I opened the back door!

    Her egg isn't as dark brown as I expected, but I don't care cuz it was shiny, smooth and beautiful. And double-yolks, too. As a special treat, she was allowed into the front yard and got a cherry tomato right off the plant. No scraps for this new mama this time! And she greedily tore the tomato bits, juice, and seeds apart, flinging some of it at my EYE! Ouch, that stung.

    Anyway, it was a great day. To the rest of the flock: Let's do this AGAIN! Here are some pictures.

    The egg in the nest box
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    Double yolks
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    The girl who made the egg
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  2. stormwatch

    stormwatch New Egg

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    Great story! congrats!
     
  3. chaneg78

    chaneg78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our first egg in august and it was a double yoker too.
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  4. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be completely wrong but I thought Cuckoos had white legs? I have both a BR and a CM; the BR has yellow legs, the CM has white. Either way, congrats on the egg!
     
  5. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Thanks for the congrats, everyone!

    Chickychicky - I've been wondering about that, too. She's a hatchery chick that I got from a feed store. She was with 30 others in their brooder labelled CM. This FS does a brisk business, so I took them at their word. But over the months, I've wondered why her legs haven't turned chalky white, like the CM pictures I've seen. Oh well, I like her; she's got a nice personality. But if she is actually a BR or part-BR, then that could explain the egg color too. I'm new to this chicken-business, so I'm only JUST becoming aware of differences between the hatchery business and private breeders. Next time, I will be a little smarter. [​IMG]
     
  6. newbiechickenowner

    newbiechickenowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will you clarify your comment about hatchery versus private and you will be a bit more careful next time....? I am curious what you have learned as far as when I purchase more birds....there are so many ways to go. I am not sure I am happy with the way we did it, but I was interested in your post and was hoping you would elaborate
     

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