First egg from a pullet hatched at home

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Niss, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Last fall a broody hatched out 4 chicks. The 2 that survived a dog attack turned out to be pullets. Today one layed her first egg! It's the olive one, shown next to mamma's for comparison.
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, those are purdy big too! Congrats, they're beautiful!!!
     
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    wow---

    nice eggs, 'like mother, like daughter'. Congratulations.
     
  4. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was sooo eggcited, but DH didn't get it [​IMG]

    I see this as a huge step to a self-sufficient flock, a personal goal. A hatchery hen layed an egg in our coop, another hen hatched it out, that pullet grew up and started laying...Wow! I'm just really tickled. Plus I didn't have an olive egger yet. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It must take a 'chicken person' to really appreciate the implications. That's one of the reasons that the BYC forum is so great.


    Maybe your dh will appreciate it more later on down the line LOL....it really is an accomplishment -- to keep yourself in hens......Good work. .
     

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