First Egg Hype!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BeccaDoe, Nov 14, 2019.

Tags:
  1. BeccaDoe

    BeccaDoe Songster

    78
    272
    116
    Jun 19, 2019
    Aylett, VA
    I was not expecting them to lay until next year because of the temperature and dwindling light.

    But I found the first egg in the coop they don't sleep in!! It's beautiful! I'm not sure which of the six laid it, but woo!!

    20191114_153045.jpg

    Feel free to add your first egg pictures too!
    (And because I'm a newbie, is it possible to tell if it's fertilized this early? It was just laid today 11/14/19)
     
  2. Skippersnh

    Skippersnh Songster

    460
    901
    161
    Oct 14, 2019
    You have to incubate the egg too tell if it's fertile
     
  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

    1,503
    2,251
    346
    Nov 28, 2017
    UK
    What a pretty egg! Congrats :celebrate

    When you eat it, crack it into a dish and look for a white spot on the yolk. If it’s shaped like a bulls eye, it’s fertile. If it’s just a white dot, it’s infertile. You can Google for pics :)
     
  4. TwoShepherds

    TwoShepherds Crowing

    431
    2,098
    257
    Apr 4, 2019
    Southeast TN
    Congratulations!!! That’s a lovely egg. First eggs are the best. A few of our pullets started laying in October. DDBD7521-F997-428C-A238-C8BDF74FF655.jpeg
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Peepsi

    Peepsi Songster

    368
    1,136
    222
    Apr 1, 2017
    Utah
    Congratulations! What sort of chickens do you have? Just curious. I have a SLW, a GLW, an EE and an Australorp, all about 16 weeks old, and I was assuming that they would not lay until next Feb / March due to the short daylight hours.
     
  6. Lizzy733

    Lizzy733 Songster

    275
    557
    161
    Nov 13, 2018
    New Zealand
    Crack it open to check fertility by looking for the bullseye - you don't want to be hatching early 'pullet eggs' as they are still working out the kinks in their system and the eggs are often undersized - leading to poor chick health. Wait till their laying is consistent and the eggs are a decent size. In the meantime, enjoy those tasty eggs!
     
  7. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

    5,638
    22,129
    707
    Sep 9, 2019
    Central Virginia
  8. BeccaDoe

    BeccaDoe Songster

    78
    272
    116
    Jun 19, 2019
    Aylett, VA
    I have a Buff Orpington, two Isa Browns, a Black Australorp, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, and a New Hampshire Red. My girls hatched in early June, so they're almost half a year.
     
  9. Peepsi

    Peepsi Songster

    368
    1,136
    222
    Apr 1, 2017
    Utah
    Thanks! Mine hatched late July. I guess I'm probably not wrong thinking they won't lay until next Feb/March. Congrats again on yours! :)
     
  10. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Crowing

    1,385
    1,491
    276
    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    Do you also have a cockerel?
     
    drumstick diva likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: