First Egg Today.......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emjay, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    I have 10 pullets, after work cleaned coop, noticed the nest boxes had been burrowed into, golf balls thrown out. I figured, finally, one of them is getting ready to lay that elusive first egg.

    went into the run. viola, there it was , one tiny brown egg in the dirt. she missed the box by a bit.....but a first egg.
  2. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Songster

    Oct 29, 2009
    Grrreat!! Congratulations! My girls are 15 months old. I can't hardly wait for the first egg.
  3. Britgal65

    Britgal65 In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2009
    South Carolina
    Congratulations. [​IMG]

    I must admit I'm a little jealous. My buffs are 28 weeks and still no eggs.
  4. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Quote:15 months old , are you sure not 15 weeks.

    If they are 15 months they should already be laying for sure , no matter the breed .
  5. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    If your hens are that age and still not laying, you might try calf manna -- there's a thread on it here I've seen a dramatic increase in egg production in just a few days, and had at least 3 "new" layers of various ages begin to lay.
  6. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    got second perfect egg tonite. went in to lock them up, she was in her nest box laying it. It's my SLW, this egg was clean and perfect. and in the right location, the nest box.
    she has given me my first two eggs in two days. what a gal.
  7. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
  8. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009

    here the two are beside a store bought large white egg, not best angle, as the eggs look almost same size, they aren't. they are a bit smaller.
    but perfect.
  9. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    got 3 eggs in 4 days from my SLW, she's a rockstar, not bad for her being a newbie at this.
  10. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC

    where is a congrats smilie when you need one?????

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