first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frenchhazel, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. frenchhazel

    frenchhazel Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 30, 2008
    Cadillac, MI
    I got my first egg today from my sexlink. She was acting weird all morning. She would be out with the others and then would go into the nesting box. She did that a few times. Then the last time the rooster stayed in their with her. She was up in one nesting box and he was in the one next to her. I thought that was kind of odd behavior for him to stay in there with her and not be out with the other hens. Is it? Well after a few minutes of cackling she dropped one. I am so excited. I took it right away. Does that mean she will drop again tommarrow. Well thanks for your help. [​IMG]
  2. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on your first egg!! [​IMG]
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yeah! today was a first egg day for us too! yeah for us!

    our rooster was hanging out with her in the box! maybe he was coaching and reminding her to do her 'breathing'![​IMG]

    got any pictures???
  4. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    I wish I could hear what this egg laying cackle sounds like, because my hens aren't laying yet..... This morning they made some funny sounds, but I think it was just canada geese flying over head....

  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    They give a real victory cry when they lay! Congrats and lots of noise coming![​IMG]
  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    [​IMG] Congrats.... nothing like that first egg.

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