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First Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jason, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. jason

    jason Hatching

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    We got our very first egg the other morning. Unfortunately, none of the ladies fessed up to it, so I'm not sure who left me this present. I think they learned that trick from the dogs.

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    We had to get rid of the rooster - he's gorgeous, but we're not supposed to have them in our area. I'm not sure if the leghorn there is also a rooster or not... It doesn't crow, but his comb is much larger than the other leghorns.

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  2. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Songster

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    beautiful! & congrats!! we get brown speckled eggs too, and all this time I was attributing them to the barred rocks, but I think I must be wrong, as I don't see any barred rocks in that pic.
    ~Red
     
  3. KelleysAmericaunas

    KelleysAmericaunas Left the coop

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    Thats wonderful i hope they start laying more for you .....you might want to put a dummy egg out there in something so they will start sitting and laying it always worked for me.........
     
  4. henmommy

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    Congrats on your 1st egg! [​IMG]

    I think you have roosters as thy look like mine. I had teo and one crowed long before the other. You may find them starting now that the other is gone.
     
  5. Congratulations, Jason! Some day you'll be near the nesting boxes as they lay, and you'll see who is making what...[​IMG]
     
  6. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

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    [​IMG] Very pretty egg & very nice looking chickens you have there!
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    congrats on your first egg [​IMG]

    Also great picture of your buff orpington rooster crowing and cute buff orpington hen looking at the camera.
     

  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    i just found my first egg from my 1st hatch this year too! it is light brown and i think either one of my Black sex links laid it or one of my rirs laid it because i know it wasnt one of the ees or one of the banties!

    oh and do you know what kind of rooster yours was? he looks exacly like mine but mine has a short black tail.
     
  9. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    Quote:aha! i new it my roo must by buff! is it common for buff orp. roos to have a black tail? or do you think he is half buff half rir? oh and if he is a buff orp. that is great because i have 2 buff orp. pullet chicks in my shop right now!
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Great pics. I think Roo. Congratulations on your first egg. It's sooooo eggciting!!! [​IMG]
     

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