First egg from one of my new pullets...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fletch83, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And it was shell-less so I didn't take a photo! LOL....at least she tried, unlike my other freeloaders [​IMG] Picking up oyster shell later today. Better luck on her next attempt!!
     
  2. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I've had 3 of those in the last 2 days. We just got 33 new girls this past spring and so far only 1 has layed hard shell eggs. At least I know we are getting closer though. I count new 3 eggs as 3 eggs, even if I can't use them. My wife calls all the young ones freeloaders too, since we aren't seeing the production she wants yet. Can't wait for September!
     
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valley of the Sun :)
    my hens were on starter feed for a few weeks after they started to lay

    only 1 soft egg shell problem.. but that was before i put the nesting boxes in the coop..

    i think that particular egg was from the leghorn that was picked on ..

    switched to over to layer feed for about 2 weeks now and so far so good..

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  4. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She did better on her second try! Here is her egg next to one of my EE hen's eggs for scale:

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    The lighting isn't very good in the photo, but her egg is actually very pink in color, which is interesting! I'm used to seeing the green ones from the EE's. Anyway, good job!
     
  5. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Mine too! We got 2 eggs yesterday from the new girls, both RIR from observing the in and out activity. Both hard shell and one was HUGE. Which is what we are hoping for on a regular basis. We've had mostly bantams for 3 years and it takes 3 eggs to make an omelet!
    None of our EE have layed yet. They are part of the slacker group. That new group is EE, RIR, BR, and RSL. All born 3/31 to 4/15.
     

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