First egg from the newbies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LoneCowboy, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Well it finally happened. I keep waiting for all these new girls of mine to start laying. I check the boxes all the time, well today one of the girls was acting funny out in the run and I walked to the other side of the run to see what was up. There was an egg lying on the ground, it was broken open in the middle and the shell was like rubber but they hadn't eaten it. SOOOOOOO!! [​IMG] Out with the chick starter, in with the Layer ration and extra oyster shells on the side. Woohoo things are going to start picking up now. [​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    I so cannot wait for my first egg!!!!!! just a half hour ago i was out in the coop and I placed a pullet in the nesting box and if it were the movies you would have seen a dazed look cross my face and then a movie of my daydream of gathering eggs (wearing a little house on the prairie frock of course:)).

    mine are only 7 weeks....can you hear the impatient finger tapping where you are?[​IMG]
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    7 weeks [​IMG] Honey, you have a long way to go. [​IMG] Sorry couldn't help laughing.

    Put a golf ball in the nesting box. They will think it's an egg and hopefully lay in the right place. However, when they first start laying, they are clueless to what's happening, so they could end up anywhere.

    I do have to say, that gathering eggs is something that never gets old. I'm always in awe of those perfectly shaped beautiful little eggs.
  5. bills

    bills Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    The first egg is like finding a gold nugget![​IMG] I remember the anticipation going through the waiting period. I thought "finally" whoohoo![​IMG]
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Awwwww.......congrats!!!! You are so right....gathering eggs NEVER gets old!!! I always lovingly admire each one as I pick them out. They are truly amazing. [​IMG]
  7. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    my finger is tapping too.. Mine are 6 weeks so I am just behind you LOL
  8. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    Congrats Cowboy! [​IMG]

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