First Egg...what a wait!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Country Heart, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Finally, our first egg! My barred rock came through (5 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days, but who's counting). [​IMG] Earlier today, we had a hawk emergency. Az, my barred rock flew at the window to let me know that something was up. The neighborhood hawk was in the pine tree looking for lunch. I quickly put the girls back in the covered pen.

    I just went to let them out again for some free ranging and that's when I found the egg. It looks like she checked out both nesting boxes (the golf balls were moved around a bit) but in the end decided to lay it in the sleeping area. Guess that's something we can work on - now that the eggs are actually coming.

  2. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    [​IMG][​IMG] CONGRATS!!!!!
  3. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A


    I was beginning to think my girls were just destined to be non-layers. Is there such a thing? Chickens from another planet? As it is my oldest girl, a Phoenix (three days shy of seven months - but who's counting) has yet to produce an egg. Guess she's just a late bloomer. [​IMG]
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    WooHoo! Always a treat to get that first egg. [​IMG]

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