First time feather mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by erinp26, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. erinp26

    erinp26 Just Hatched

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    Hi! First timer with 3 red sex links and 3 EEs. One of the red sex links laid the first egg yesterday at 19w1d. It was pretty small but I was SO excited. I was really hoping to find another today but no luck. 2 of the sex links have bright red faces/combs & are squatting and the other isn't nearly as red and her tail points down. EEs aren't very red yet but I'm very anxious to collect eggs daily. Best choice I've ever made! Proud of my girls
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on your first egg [​IMG] It's always a great thrill to get your first egg from one of your girls.


    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. Sort of takes a while for the girls to get it all
    figured out. An egg here, and egg there.

    Pretty soon they get it all figured out and the girls will
    sing the eggsong and out rolls an egg.

    Part of the fun.

    Enjoy the journey.


    Spook
     
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under erinp26 [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations! [​IMG]

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  5. BrittanysChicks

    BrittanysChicks Just Hatched

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  6. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congratulations on getting that first egg!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your first egg, with many, many more to come [​IMG]
     
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  8. erinp26

    erinp26 Just Hatched

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    Got the second egg Tuesday (2 days later)! I found the girl with the moist vent so I'm guessing it's her that's been laying. Does their vent get moist before they lay or only after they've started?
     
  9. Banana55

    Banana55 Just Hatched

    Hi congrats on the eggs wanna enter my show me your POULTRY contest its almost over and no one has posted :(
     
  10. Banana55

    Banana55 Just Hatched

    Hi congrats on the eggs wanna enter my show me your POULTRY contest its almost over and no one has posted :(
     

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