first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by my peeps and me, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. my peeps and me

    my peeps and me Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time raising chicks. My chicks are only 16 1/2 weeks old and I got my first egg today! [​IMG] Boy was i surprised wasn't expecting any eggs for at least another 3 weeks.
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all: [​IMG]

    Congrats on your first egg! You certainly put mine to shame... 40 weeks.. LOL [​IMG]
     
  3. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first hen laid at 18 1/2 weeks, and I think it would have been earlier but the weather has been so hot here. What breed is it?
     
  4. my peeps and me

    my peeps and me Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Columbian Rock Cross hens.
    Put hay in the nesting box last night.When I looked in this afternoon there was a nest with a second egg! What is the chance I have 2 chicks laying early or do you think the same chick laid 2 days in a row? Is it the breed or just the chick that is an early layer? Can't wait to see if there are more eggs tomorrow.
     
  5. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG! What breed do you have? That seems a lil rediculous...
     
  6. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Holy! Lucky! My 35 week girl hasnt even started :O! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine started, they each laid an egg a day for the first 3 days, I was short an egg yesterday. Hopefully she is catching her breath and is going to give me something a LITTLE bigger. Do you know how hard it is to crack those micro-eggs?
     
  8. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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  9. my peeps and me

    my peeps and me Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't tried to crack my eggs yet. I'm waiting for a few more so there will be enough egg for an omlette.
    They man at the feed store told my husband it will be about a month after they start laying until they have full size eggs
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Congrats on the very first egg!
     

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