First Eggs! Four eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Willowspirit, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. We found our first eggs today. One was in the Orpington coop in a bare nest box. The other three were in a tote half full of waste hay. They are on the small side as I expected but good shells and pretty light colors. I'm thrilled! The single egg in the dish is probably Orpington. The other 3 are likely Wyandotte. IMG_20190723_163620.jpg

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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Congrats on the first eggs! That’s so exciting!
     
  3. HennyPenny2019

    HennyPenny2019 Songster

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    I’m waiting on my first eggs, my girls are about 10 weeks old. My question is this .. do I need to start adding calcium yet? Second, what is best to add to their diet for this?
     
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  4. HennyPenny2019

    HennyPenny2019 Songster

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    Congrats! I can’t hardly wait for my first eggs.
     
  5. I’ve been feeding all flock and putting out a dish of oyster shell. Mine also free range all day. I never noticed them eating thee oyster shell but so far, so good. The shells are firm and the eggs are pretty good shapes.

    And it was incredibly exciting to find them!
     
  6. Hcchic

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    Congratulations! Mine were having rubber ones, then today all together were three!!! No shell eggs small to exlarge looks like. I was tickled!!! This means i have three laying!
     
  7. Hcchic

    Hcchic Chirping

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    I meant they were hard shelled eggs.
     
  8. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Free Ranging

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    Awesome, @Willowspirit ! Congratulations!

    This reminds me that I’d better start on the nest box right away! Mine are about 13 weeks. But the nest box has to be built and added to the coop. Original plan was an interior nest box, but there really isn’t enough room.
     
  9. HennyPenny2019

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  10. HennyPenny2019

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    I ordered a bag of the crushed oyster shells last night and will offer them. Can’t wait
     
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