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First Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slystr, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got up this morning and what do I find?
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    not in the nestbox with the dummy egg but right by the waterer in a hole. Oh happy day!
     
  2. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How wonderful! How old is the hen?
     
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great wake up call treat![​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Congrats!! The first is always the "best"
     
  5. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    zenbirder, they are 20 weeks.
     
  6. Patchofheaven

    Patchofheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of hens do you have? I really don't know for sure what I have probably mutts according to the feed store clerk, they were "all brown egg layers" mixes of RIRs, Australorps, Amercuanas and Wyandottes. They were approx. 2-3 weeks old when we got them on May 11th. So I think that makes them about 13 weeks old now. I was told that they should start laying at about 5 months...I can't wait to find that first egg.
    Congrats on breakfast!
     
  7. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay for you! Yay chickens! [​IMG]
     
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    good job!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]:cd [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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