First Egg at 17 weeks old!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Penske, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

    220
    0
    129
    Dec 28, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Hi All!

    I was not expecting this so soon...tonight there was a beautiful egg on the coop floor right by the door! At first, it looked like a tumbled brick! I couldn't believe it! They are only 17 weeks old!!

    This was laid by Rebecca, our Cuckoo Maran:

    [​IMG]

    Ain't it purty!!!!!?????

    Lisa
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    6,076
    16
    263
    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    [​IMG] congratulations!!! That is VERY pretty. Just look at it shine [​IMG]
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! !

    Pretty egg!
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Congradulations,my hubby thought i was nuts that i was so happy with my first egg....
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  5. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    556
    0
    139
    Jul 17, 2008
    Maine
    What a nice egg! Congrats to you!![​IMG]
     
  6. balticbabe

    balticbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    203
    1
    131
    Apr 3, 2008
    King County, WA
    Oh dear. Mine are between 16-18 weeks but I don't have the nests ready yet. I better go take a look around for some surprises. I thought they had a couple more weeks yet.

    Nice looking egg, congratulations.
     
  7. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

    220
    0
    129
    Dec 28, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Oh! You are making me so happy!! Thanks for your kind words!
    I AM happy; I was so surprised!!! She was acting funny the last few days and the roo preferred her; today her comb is bright red!!

    So, if I understand correctly, since I have 1 roo, I could keep them on the grower feed and just add oyster shell free-choice. In a few weeks, I could switch them to a poultry feed (not layer) and keep oyster shell out for them and this would work and be OK for the roo too?? I use Poulin Grain. So I don't have to use layer feed???

    Thanks for your help!!

    Lisa
     
  8. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Congrats on your first egg. I got my first ones on tuesday. I was so happy so I know how you feel, it is great isn't it?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. mygirlScout

    mygirlScout Out Of The Brooder

    57
    0
    39
    Jun 4, 2008
    South Lyon, Michigan
    [​IMG] Congrats!! I can't wait for my girls to start laying.
     
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    7,325
    15
    264
    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    HUGE CONGRATS! That is a gorgeous egg (I bet it was yummy too)!

    I'm still waiting on my first surprise. Thats exactly how I'll react too!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by