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first egg(s) today!!!!! wooot!!! .. and a question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yesfantina, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!!! First eggs! 2 of them. 18 weeks old today. It was probably the 2 red stars. (we also have 2 silkies and one bantam buff brahma) I expected to wait another couple weeks. We are soo proud and excited! (we blew out one to save the shell - then lightly poached the slightly scrambled eggs in butter w/ sea salt and split it between the 5 of us.. yum!!!)

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    And a question....
    Do they need to start eating layer pellet/crumbles right away now that they are laying? we've been feeding them blue seal grower feed - and still have a lot left...
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  2. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need calcium. You can continue grower feed, but you MUST supplement with an accessible bowl of free-choice oyster shell. Congratulations!
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would mix the layer crumbles with the grower if you want to use it up.

    Congrats on the pretty eggies! [​IMG]
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    congrats!!!
     
  5. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations and [​IMG] !!!
     
  6. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

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    We've been offering chick grit too - will the oyster shells be enough or do we still need to provide them with grit? If so, can they be mixed or offered in 2 different places?

    so proud! - are girls are all growed up :)
     
  7. kneit099

    kneit099 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I ask which breed?!? I'm patiently waiting for my girls to lay...starting to get impatient![​IMG]
     
  8. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    Quote:x2 congratz on the eggs
     
  9. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Still waiting for my first. [​IMG]
     
  10. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

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    kneit - we have 2 Red Stars. and 3 bantams --> 2 silkies and 1 buff brahma. The eggs were large enough so that I'm pretty sure that it was both of the red stars that started laying today. 18 weeks! How old are yours?
     

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