first egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okto, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. okto

    okto Chirping

    Jun 30, 2007
    los angeles
    i had the day off and was doing a little work in the chicken area. my white orpington, jessica, spent the entire morning yelling at me. you know, "bok, bok, bok, bok, bok, etc".

    i was in the house later and heard more commotion. the two black australorps, fluffy lover and black-a-roni, were standing in a corner by themselves looking a little ascared. the noise sounded like someone was dissassembling the coop. i peeked around the corner and big j was in the nesting box. she came out after about 10 or 15 minutes. no egg, just a huge mess in the nesting box and on the ladder.

    long story short, came back to the coop in the afternoon and jessica had snuck in and laid her first egg. i was gonna take a picture of it, but we ate it right away.

    tried to congratulate the young lady, she thought i was trying to eat her.

    anyways, got one laying eggs and two more waiting in the wings, haha, no pun intended.
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Congrats on the egg! The first one is eggsiting! [​IMG]
  3. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    Congrats to you and "Big J". I had my kids with me when we found our first egg, they were almost as excited as me (I get accused of being a big kid from time to time, but I'm O.K. with that)
  4. okto

    okto Chirping

    Jun 30, 2007
    los angeles
    thanks, upon hindsight, i should have known it was coming.

    my wife told me that she went to pick up jessica just yesterday
    and she plopped herself down into the grass, instead of running
    away like a chicken. that and doing a lot of mid morning yelling.

    took the whole family out back and we stood and looked at the
    egg like it was the grand canyon or something. you'd think we
    had never seen an egg before.

    can't wait till tomorrow, those other two lollygaggers better get
    their act in gear and get to laying.
  5. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    Congratulations!! How old are they? they really yell?
  6. okto

    okto Chirping

    Jun 30, 2007
    los angeles
    Quote:they are around six months old, give or take some weeks.

    don't know where in los angeles you live, but my west la neighbors arent really
    the chicken type.

    the layer makes a real racket before and after the deed. so much so, that i am
    looking forward to passing out eggs to my neighbors. sort of like a bribe.
    i gotta say that after growing up in the country, its really satisfying to raise
    chickens in the city.
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    congrats on that first egg!!

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