FIRST EGG from our Welsummer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NinetreesMom, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. NinetreesMom

    NinetreesMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ava, our Welsummer, just laid her first egg this morning. It is the beautiful speckled dark brown one. Small but gorgeous! Also in the picture is a small egg from our Silver-laced Wyandotte Peep (the small smooth brown one) and at the top is an egg from Glenda our Rhode Island Red. She is about 18 months old and has been faithfully laying an egg a day... good size reference as her eggs are consistently large. Now I just need a pic of Marshmallow's second egg (she's our Coronation Sussex who laid one egg a week ago that I failed to photograph, but non since ?!)
    The second pic is Ava, the Hen of the Day in our household :)
    I'm so proud!
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Congrats! Ava's gorgeous! Marshmallow will probably lay another egg for you soon. They sometimes take awhile to get into this egg laying habit. Enjoy!
     
  3. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice Gorgeous Egg Miss Ava!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats on such a pretty egg! [​IMG]
     
  5. NinetreesMom

    NinetreesMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sumi;
    Thanks for the reassurance about Marshmallow...I figured this was probably the case as she is otherwise perfectly healthy, but it is nice to hear from someone who knows!
     
  6. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am SO jealous my 2 Wellies will be 20 weeks on Wed. I can't wait til they start laying. I think one of them may have laid twice but her coloring just isn't quiet right yet. I have gotten 2 eggs that are not the normal coloring for my SS girls eggs. But I am not 100% sure it was a Wellie.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!
     
  8. NinetreesMom

    NinetreesMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling. Ava is not quite 22 weeks, so don't lose heart! My five-year-old can't wait to eat the "chocolate" egg... hope she's not too disappointed ;-)
     
  9. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the beautiful egg! I hope that is not a "current" picture of Ava, or my Welsummers better get on the stick, as I have several with much bigger combs & wattles, but no eggs! They only turned 21 weeks yesterday, so I guess I'll give them some time. Where did you get Ava from? I would be happy with such a nice egg from mine. Enjoy.
     
  10. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous! We have four Welsummers that will be 24 weeks on Saturday. No egg yet, but one of them has been investigating the nest boxes quite a bit, so I think it is just a matter of time.
     

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