First egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thedude14, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. thedude14

    thedude14 Out Of The Brooder

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    My oldest hen finally laid her first egg today! So exciting!! She starting squatting when I approached her within the last week and has been laying in the nest box the last three mornings and today was the first time she laid an egg! I was a little skeptical she might have been a rooster she has a large comb and wattles and is very vocal sometimes my neighbors can hear her squawking in the morning when she wants some food. I have a couple questions, I have three other hens, one is almost the same age and should be laying very soon and the other two are a few months younger. They are all still on grower feed how do I switch to layer when only one hen out of four is laying? Also do you guys refrigerate your eggs or leave them on the counter?? Thanks so much!!! Wahoo[​IMG]
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] So happy for you! I leave mine on the counter the remainder of that day of lay so they will finish cooling down somewhat, then I refrigerate them. But they don't last long as I usually have them for breakfast the next morning!! Best of luck to you!
     

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