First Eggs! =D

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrygoddess, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Songster

    I'm at work, but called my kids after school to be sure they were working on the list of chores I left them. My son answered and when I asked if he'd done his homework and then gone out to give the chickens fresh water, he said, "Yes, and I found a brown egg and a white egg!" Wow! That means a Marans laid and a Dorking laid. I'll take pictures when I get home to post tomorrow.

    Which leads me to my next question: I just talked to my husband and he described the Marans egg as chocolate milk colored. I know that their eggs aren't always as dark as the pictures I've seen, but do they start off light-colored when the girls are first laying and get darker over time?

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I dont have that breed, but it could be that its not a purebred
  3. tnsred

    tnsred In the Brooder

    May 7, 2012
    Eastern Connecticut
    Hooray! I just got my first egg on Tuesday! It is so exciting!

    I think mine is from my Partridge Rock, and it's so light brown it almost appears pink. Still waiting for the other 4 hens to join in!
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Songster

    Yes, that could be. I did some reading and it seems sometimes (maybe especially for hatchery birds?) Barred Rock is added in for better laying. So maybe that's the case with my girls. Next time I'll order hatching eggs from a breeder. Here's a picture featuring 2 of my 3 Marans.

  5. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Songster

    Oh, I just remembered I was going to post a pic. Forgot and fed it to my husband for breakfast this morning. LOL And no eggs today.

  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    oh well there will always be another egg! pretty chickies you got there !
  7. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Songster

    Very true. And thank you for the lovely compliment, thebanthams! ;-)
  8. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Yes, very nice birds and congrats on you eggs!!!!
  9. GulfStar

    GulfStar Chirping

    Sep 13, 2012
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Those first eggs are the best.
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