First Time Growing Chickens...first egg 19 weeks???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HortaChickenist, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. HortaChickenist

    HortaChickenist Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I've been a horticulturalist for 30 years and decided to try growing chickens...I have 16 RIR and 6 Jersey Giants all layers...the Jerseys are super sweet but I've been reading reading people saying in takes 20 weeks plus to get the first egg...so being 19 weeks I wasn't planning on switching from the grower to layer til next week or so....BUT to my surprise I went in to the coop today for the daily tasks and low and behold a perfectly shaped, although be it small, a little brown egg! Upon further inspection that little sucker is pretty hard!!! They have a taste for Tarragon of all things I've tried giving them fresh...who knows maybe that was the kick starter...I also have the light on a timer for optimal daylight...love all the advice here...so fun looking forward to contributing more...

    Cluckity Cluck!!![​IMG]
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    19 weeks is not abnormally early for onset of production.....especially with the modern production bred birds. Congrats on the egg and here's to many more to come!
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That is a GORGEOUS egg.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the first egg, and Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Congrats on your first egg...it is a beauty!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, HortaChickenist, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! First eggs are always exciting! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  7. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on you're first egg! And welcome from NC!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! And a big congrats on your first egg! :jumpy I am so glad you decided to join our community, I hope you enjoy it here!
     

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