first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SillyChick, May 31, 2008.

  1. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello

    I went to the coop to feed my chickens breakfast. But I saw something in the run - small, round, light-brown object. What is it? An egg, of course! She finally laid her first egg! I'm so happy that I ran to the house and told everyone about the egg! Laura the pullet laid the egg in the pen(she's a New Hampshire Red) but not on the nestbox(I wonder why). But my grandma told me not to take the egg or she will find another place to lay it, but I'm afraid that the egg might be eaten or stepped on by the chickens or it might spoil. Should I leave the egg alone, or take it and eat it? Also I'm wondering if it's fertilized(she's 9-months old and she's being forcefully mated by my granma's older free-range chickens [​IMG]). I heard that you have to open it and look for the whitish spot, but I'm thinking of treasuring it for a while.

    Here's my first egg:
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    Laura the chicken
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    Thank you everyone for helping me care for my chickens! [​IMG] BYC.com forever!
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] congrats!
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Better than Christmas isn't it! Congrats and many, many more![​IMG]
     
  4. normajean

    normajean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!! (now spread the wealth to my girlies)
    Congrats!
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait til mine start to lay!
     
  6. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! It feels really great to have my first egg. I hope she lays me more! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    [​IMG] Congrats to Laura!!! Isn't it so fun finding the first egg?
     

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