First Egg-Hurray!!! & Help Please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenOlympia, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. ChickenOlympia

    ChickenOlympia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Fiiiinnally!!! Our first egg. One of the RIR layed one this morning (you could hear her blocks away). She layed under the blackberries in a very inaccessible spot, and she is staying on it. What do I do? Take it when she gets up and replace with golf ball?

    They have a nice coop attached to a 12x12 day cage, but they free range over about 1/4 fenced acre during the day.

    Advice, please? Thanks!

    There are actually eggs!
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2009
  2. ChickenOlympia

    ChickenOlympia Out Of The Brooder

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    Any advice??? Please??
     
  3. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she's waiting for you to congratulate or thank her???[​IMG]

    I would just take it I guess...
     
  4. staceyl

    staceyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give her a few minutes and she will probably get off. I doubt she's gone broody with the first, but mine have been known to hang out for 30 minutes or more after they lay an egg.
    I would not replace it with a golf ball, but put one where you WANT her to lay.
     
  5. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine always rest on their eggs for a little while and then wander off. I would not encourage her to lay there with the golf ball. See is you can get them to lay in a more convenient spot for you. Just remember to check that blackberry spot in the future when collecting eggs.
     
  6. ChickenOlympia

    ChickenOlympia Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you

    I am just thrilled someone started to lay
     
  7. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you throw some treats nearby, she'll forget all about that egg. lol

    Congratulations!!!
     

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