First eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kaylin, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Kaylin

    Kaylin Out Of The Brooder

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    I knew it was going to happen. Went out of state for 4 days for a family memorial service and missed the first eggs, lol. Warned the pet sitter it was probably going to happen so she sent me pictures. I knew one hen, my buff orp Jane, was ready but someone else was too! I suspect her partner in crime, my other buff Jaqueline. Two eggs appeared Monday (on the floor in the poopiest spot of course) and when I got back tuesday I got to gather another one!
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    They all turned 22 weeks old on sunday and the next day, eggs! I hadnt had a chance before I left to open up the nest boxes, I was hoping they'd wait, lol. Got them opened up now!

    I have 2 buff orps, 2 speckled sussex, 2 GLW, and 2 salmon faverolles. Can't wait to see the eggs from all the other girls!
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Wow! Congrats! Those are lovely eggs![​IMG]
     
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  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Get those next boxes open with some fake eggs or golf balls in them!
     
  4. sunflowerbee

    sunflowerbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi mountain peeps I got my first egg a week ago yesterday and have not gotten any more. should I be worried?
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Nope, no need to worry. When pullets first begin, their egg-laying schedules are not regular. So, it'll take a little bit for things to be set in stone and for her to be laying regularly. [​IMG]
     
  6. sunflowerbee

    sunflowerbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much,[​IMG]
     
  7. Kaylin

    Kaylin Out Of The Brooder

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    Didn't even need to worry about it! I opened up the boxes that evening when I got home and filled them with shavings and timothy and the next morning smart little Jane nestled right in and has been laying every day since. Didn't even need a fake egg.
     

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