first eggs

yfchoice

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Dec 28, 2008
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We've gotten 3 eggs in the last 24 hours from our 17 yr olds. They are small and distinct different shades of brown...2 dark and 1 light. Will the eggs get bigger? Can we eat these first ones? Will the same chickens (2 barred rocks and 2 red sex links) lay the same color? This is exciting. My wife loves to hear the squawk....she runs out to see if she can see who laid it.
 

Big dreams

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10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
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You have 17 yr old chickens?
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WOW.... only kidding I am pretty sure you ment 17 weeks right?
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Congrats I am still eggless mine are 13-14 weeks but we are getting close their combs are turning more and more red
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Oh and yes you can eat them and they will get bigger in time. Enjoy...
 
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rainbowgardens

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11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
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It is exciting when you get your first egg. When I found my first one, I thought for sure my husband or one of the kids was pulling a prank on me.
I wasn't really expecting mine at 17 weeks because the average is about 20 weeks.
I had to call them at work to make sure someone hadn't slipped one of the eggs I buy at my co-op into the nest.
 

jrleader99

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10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
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Salem County, New Jersey
I am jealous. My RIRs are about 18 weeks old but .... nothing. I keep anticipating when I can go out and see that first one laying either in the nest or on the floor or anywhere I don't care.

I have two more groups that are 6 week old mixed reds and 7 week old black sex links so I have a while before they are ready. I also have Indian Runner ducks that are about 11 weeks old so I have a few more weeks for them too.

The anticipation is killing me!!!!

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