First Egg Eaten?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flspnr, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This past week, the Roo has been crowing in the morning, so he goes inside the house and comes out to the coop about 9 or so.

    This morning, I heard a lot of noise from the coop, and the Roo was still inside. I went to investigate, and saw nothing going on, just the girls walking around, talking, and pecking on the remains of the watermelon they got last night.

    I went back inside.

    About a half an hour later, I went outside again, and again nothing going on. Both times I checked the nest box and all around the coop hoping for my first egg, but nothing!

    About 9 I went to put the rooster in the coop, and I noticed something white on Peep's nose. Looked like a tiny piece of egg shell. I got it off her, and it easily broke between my nails, was thinner than the oyster shell, and very white.

    I thought she would be a brown egger, but could this have been her first egg and she ate it?! She's a self blue OEGB, not sure what eggs she's supposed to lay, but I thought it was brown. This piece though was definitly white, not tinted even a little. I'm not sure what else it could be - maybe the oyster shell stuck on her after eating some watermelon? But I wouldn't expect oyster shell to break that easily I guess.

    Any guesses??

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    The blue one is the one that had the white piece on her nose...This pic was taken a few weeks ago.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably a thin piece of oyster shell.
     
  3. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew, thanks!!
     
  4. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I right thinking they're both brown eggers?
     
  5. DebbieDee

    DebbieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look a little young to lay.....[​IMG]
     
  6. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pic was taken a few weeks ago - got to get a couple better ones! They're 21 weeks old right now. [​IMG]
     
  7. blazensasha

    blazensasha Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with Debbiedee kinda of young still,give it time some of mine didn't start until much older. 20 weeks just seems like a basic timeline.
     
  8. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep an eye out, I really want some eggs! Thanks!
     

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