Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DonkeysandDucks, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. DonkeysandDucks

    DonkeysandDucks In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2007
    N.W. Louisiana

    WHOO-HOO!!!! "We" layed our first egg yesterday. I've only had my chickens two weeks and my bantam hen laid an egg yesterday! I didn't notice it until mid-morning, it was broken on the bottom of the coop and was obviously soft-shelled, but she laid one! Hope it gives the other "girls" the idea.

    When might she lay another? Is there anything I need to do for her like oyster shell or whatever? This afternoon, I noticed my bantam roo mounting her. Is this normal? ( I swear I hear someone, somewhere, laughing!!![​IMG]

  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I had our first egg today so I share your excitement! Congrats!!

    It is time to add oyster shell in the hen house for both of us. I'm using a rabbit feeder attached to the wall to keep some in.

    You should be getting eggs every couple of days from now on.

    Yes - if you have a Roo he should know his job and will mount pretty much any female around.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Thats great! How very exciteing to get that first egg. I have had chickens for a few years, and when the "newbies" start laying, I STILL get excited. Yup. as Chirpy said...time to add the oyster shell. You can also give them back thier OWN egg shells....dryed and crushed...LOTS better for them.
    Oh....and HOW did you hear me laughing? [​IMG] I wasn't laughing at your post....I was giggling about your name...DonkeysandDucks. I LOVE it! Cute!

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