Good day for the egg box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My 9 standard hens are 22 weeks and coming along very well. Today we
    had 5 eggs and our first green easter egg. My son was doing cartwheels
    from excitement. As a reward for their hard work the chickies got an ear of corn
    and a small watermellon. They were thrilled!!!



    One of our farmstands had the mellon in the picture for $1. They are not
    seedless but they are so sweet. Everyone up here is so spoiled by seedless
    melons that no one wants the ones with seeds anymore. That's ok. I can
    knock a tin can off a rock at 10 feet with a watermellon seed. [​IMG]
  2. We had a great nextbox day yesterday, so I know how good it feels. We had 5 out of 6 hens lay, whoop whoop!
  3. mom23chicklets

    mom23chicklets In the Brooder

    May 31, 2007
    Hey Purplechicken! I'm happy for you! And I'm waiting myself. I had my EE lay a pretty green small egg every day for almost a month. And she went broody so she stopped laying and sits in her nest all day. I pick her up and put her out to eat whenever I can. My other hens are almost 20 weeks now. Many of them have had red faces for several weeks, and no eggs! The wait is torture . . .[​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    For some reason I'm able to control my anxiety when it comes to waiting for
    them to start laying. This isn't like me. I'll be incubating soon for the first time
    since I was a kid so we'll see how the anxiety plays out in that.

    What was so exciting about the green egg is we watched one of our 2 suspected
    Easter Eggers lay a white egg the day before yesterday. My kid was disappointed.
    I explained not all EE's lay green eggs. When he found that greeny today it was
    like he found a new Xbox in the eggbox. [​IMG]

  5. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    Congrats. I hope to get a couple of EEs next year, and I'm ALREADY excited thinking about colored eggs.

    Today was the first day all of my pullets laid. "4 fer 4!" [​IMG]

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