first eggs yesterday

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buffs only, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    Conyers Georgia
    My 32 buff orps just turned 19 weeks old on Monday, I hadn't even put up their nesting boxes yet, thinking I wouldn't get any eggs for three or four more weeks. I was it shock when I looked down on the ground inside their run and saw a egg about the size of a golf ball. Then I searched the coop and found one more out in the open and four more under their poop boards (slanted 3 X 5 sheets of durorock tile boards ). I don't think we will eat any of these eggs because I can't be for sure when they were laid,( how long can the eggs stay in the coop before they go bad?) I'm almost certain that they were not there on Monday. I can tell by their cones and waddles that a few (maybe half a dozen) are more advanced that others,but I never thought I would get eggs at 19 weeks. I put up the nesting boxes yesterday after I found the eggs, hope they use them.

    Buffs only
     
  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    North Central NC
    Congratulations!! [​IMG] Mine are 22 weeks and we are still waiting....hopefully any day now! [​IMG]
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] YEA!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. marshallbrown

    marshallbrown Out Of The Brooder

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    Waiting is the hardest part. We have just made it past the 20 week mark and expect an egg any day now. We have a friend watching our girls while we are away camping this coming weekend and I'll be very hurt if I miss that first egg!!!
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    congratz [​IMG]
     

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