1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

First egg

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by whatdacluck, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. whatdacluck

    whatdacluck In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2010
    Co Wexford
    Well 2 weeks and four days later, one of my hens has laid it's first egg... waahey!!!!
    I was out this morning and when I came home some of the hens were on their roosts in the coop... unusual for this time of day I said, but had a hunch there was something going on. I checked the nest box about ten mins later and there was an egg. Well I can tell you I was delighted. As I thought about it during the day, I came to the conclusion that the other hens were up on their roosts and inside the coop to give support to the laying hen.... Now could this be???
    Anyone have anything similar happen?
    Love to hear your views on this one.
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    It's always fun getting THE 1st egg [​IMG].
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    It is possible that is what the other hens where doing. I haven't had my girls do this, but I have also had them all since they were day old chicks. Congratulations on you first egg.
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    [​IMG] enjoy Them! [​IMG]
  5. redturtle

    redturtle Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    stanardsville, va
    mine do it also...and sometimes a hen will hop in the box w/ the one laying...just to give a little comfort and support.... [​IMG] and i am right there too if i happen to see them in the box...cheering them on....lol
  6. whatdacluck

    whatdacluck In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2010
    Co Wexford
    My two black hens are laying an egg a day each now, no sign of the red hens laying though.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: