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First Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kateseidel, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. kateseidel

    kateseidel Songster

    Jan 9, 2010
    Well well - the girls surprised me!! I have 7 Silver Laced Wyandottes, and 8 Buff Orpingtons, all just turned 19 weeks. I was not expecting eggs for a couple of more weeks, and when I went into the hay shed this afternoon, look what was waiting for me. Oh those hens!! I ate them immediately, and then read all of the posts about medicated feed <g> . It would be nice if they would lay in their nest boxes in the coop, but I think this is a risk of free ranging.


  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Songster

    Aug 18, 2009
    Wow!! Congrats!! I still get excited every day to get the eggs. Chickens are soooo fun!
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas

    It's very exciting to get your first eggs.

    Just a tip, you can, and will thank yourself if you do, train those girls to lay in their nests. I would start by putting fake eggs or golf balls in the nest boxes and then locking them in the coop for a day. That might be all the hint they need. And once one girl lays in the box, usually the rest follow.

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