First Egg...WOOHOO!...(w/ pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickinlickin, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. chickinlickin

    chickinlickin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IT finally happened. My wife was home on her lunch hour and was in the yard with our dog....and from the coop she heard a lot of carying on,,,squawking and clucking ....so she walked back to check on the girls and "Beauty" (my wife's fav) was sitting in one of the nest boxes "singing" like crazy....then hopped out and ran to the door looking for a treat....dw went in and checked the box and there it was!!....

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    Compared to an adult egg from my brother's flock....

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    And a glamour shot of Beauty...barred rock hatched on April 13....

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    I'm so glad she laid it in the nesting box...will the others follow her lead?...We've got plastic eggs in the boxes...should we do anything else??

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  2. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your 1st egg! Sounds like your chicken caught on and knew where to put her egg! [​IMG] Good job Beauty!!!
     
  3. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    VERY MUCH GRATS !!!!!!!!!! We all love that first egg !!! I Know i did LOL
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] how exciting!!! Congrats, she is a beautiful girl, too. Hopefully they "got the idea" about the nestboxes and you will not have to hunt for eggs in the future [​IMG]
     
  5. 88heather

    88heather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ONe of my barred rock chickens looks like your Beauty does and I have hope now that my chicken will be a hen.. I feared with a big red comb like that and waddles that mine was a rooster? Seeing your chicken.. maybe mine is a hen.. all fingers and toes crossed! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the egg.. Mine chicks were hatched around May 5th.. so I guess our first egg should be soon! can't wait![​IMG]
     
  6. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  8. Jermbubba

    Jermbubba Out Of The Brooder

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    lucky u! nice
     
  9. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!

    The second egg is almost as exciting... so is the third... the fourth...

    We got out first egg on 8-25-09 and have had 7 since then. Only one of them was on the coop floor, all the others in the North nesting box. I have no idea how many of mine are laying but I think two or three of them.
     
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  10. chickinlickin

    chickinlickin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure the people at work think I've lost it [​IMG].....but hey this is a big deal!....[​IMG]

    Thanks for the nice words everybody.
     

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