First egg and hit the target, too! (Followup)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by azygous, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Sue, my 24 week old GLW pullet, laid her very first egg today! And she even laid it in a nest box!

    She is the only one of my recent batch of pullets to develop a red comb so far, and when she started squatting I knew the blessed event would arrive very soon. So over these past couple of weeks, as she hung about inside the coop snooping in the nest boxes, and even kicking all of the wood shavings out, I've tried to be patient and helpful.

    Then this morning I heard Sue inside the coop suddenly go off with the "egg song"! I rushed inside to find her standing in the middle of the floor, no egg in sight. I tried to explain to her that you sing the egg song AFTER you lay the egg. So I wasn't surprised when I spied her sitting in a nest box a little later. She had selected the box with two wooden eggs that I'd placed there so they would all maybe get the hint.

    She spent a good hour in the nest, and when I quietly peeked at her, she was completely motionless. Then, as I was passing by the coop doing other chores, I heard her jubilantly sing the egg song, and I knew this time it was for real! And sure enough! There was Sue just getting off a perfect little pullet egg! It was long and skinny, so I could tell she really had taken her time with it!

    I picked her up and kissed her all over her sweet little head, and I told her how proud I was of her, and that she should go out and brag to the others and maybe they'll get the idea, too!
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop

    Wonderful post!! Reading about your "blessed event" has me really looking forward to my first egg. My girls are 8 weeks old today, so I have a long wait still.

    Congratulations!! and thank you for sharing.

  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    This is an update. Sue laid her second egg today! She properly waited until AFTER she laid it to do the egg song, so I think she has this thing nailed down!

    The egg was more egg-shaped this time, indicating she has more confidence. (I'm guessing.)
  4. cjatthefarm

    cjatthefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2010
    [​IMG] Yeah! Congrats! I have a while to wait also--my girls are just 5 weeks, barely!
  5. toyou

    toyou New Egg

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hello, i have 6 months old Buff Brahma Bantam, no eggs yet, a breeder told me they should be starting now. What's your experience with this breed.

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