First eggs!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pookiethebear, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited my 21 and 22 week old chickes have started laying eggs! I found a RIR hen being a drama queen maoning and growling in a nest box and a few hrs later when I checked there was a small brown egg. That was Friday. To date I have 6 eggs from my 9 layers. These eggs are so small comapted to a store bought jumbo egg! I took pics but they are still in my camera.
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
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    Congrads, yes they are normally referred to as pullet eggs. Since you have production reds, I think you will find , in short order, they will be provide you with large to jumbo eggs, and should lay 5-6 per week.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hooray! [​IMG] FYI, it is normal for the eggs to be small at first. They will get bigger with time as the hen gets used to laying eggs. [​IMG]
     

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