Girl laid her first egg on Christmas Day!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by albodean, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. albodean

    albodean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Light Sussex pullets, Bitsy, laid her first egg this morning! The first one I've had, thinking of renaming her Mary!
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  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Oh, yay!! First eggs are so exciting, and what a wonderful Xmas present! Congrats!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    A fantastic Christmas present! Congratulations!
     
  4. albodean

    albodean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just found another in their nesting box! This one had some blood on it, is this normal? Can the same pullet lay twice in a day? None of them have laid before and only the one is squatting.
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  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick! Put it back under her so she can hatch it; tradition says it should be fertile, rooster or no rooster!
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's possible but very rare. It's more likely that you have 2 laying. Blood happens sometimes, no need to worry unless it is a lot.
     
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  7. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great Xmas present!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Blessed Solstice and Congrats!...days are now getting infinitesimally longer, we can't 'see' it but I think the birds can!
    Answered bloody egg question here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1146274/egg-with-blood-on#post_17880269
     
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on getting the first couple of eggs! [​IMG]
     
  10. knwisdom

    knwisdom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the Christmas egg.
     

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