Got 1st Egg. AND I got to watch

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SmileChicks, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. SmileChicks

    SmileChicks In the Brooder

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    My EE Betty Jo is 19 weeks old. She and her sister EE have been doing the squat for around 5-7 days. Today I got home from work and she didn't come for the offered tomato but stayed almost still and off by herself. I waited about a half hour as she stayed in the same spot and was rewarded by being able to watch and video her first egg. She made not even a peep. No egg song. nothing. Didn't even move for another 10-15 minutes. Oh yeah.. It was shell-less. One of the other girls tried to check it out and it broke. :(. Have oyster shell available.[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. [​IMG]First eggs are always fun! The first eggs are typically deformed in some way (i.e, too small, shell-less, no yolk), so unless the eggs continue to be shell-less, don't worry. Also, you will soon need to switch feed from grower/developer feed to calcium-rich layer feed.
     
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  3. michael1003

    michael1003 Chirping

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    I have been lucky other than not as large as normal egg they have been all normal. Congrads on the first egg!
     
  4. SmileChicks

    SmileChicks In the Brooder

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    I've been feeding them flock raiser with oyster shell available because the youngest are 17 weeks and not showing readiness signs yet. after this bag we should be good to switch. She checked out the nest box(tub) today and arranged it to her liking but no egg today. I've had the fun job of chicken sitting my neighbors pullets and they had their first 4 egg day. Those little eggs are just so neat.
     
  5. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

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    I have 40+ chickens of different ages ranging from 4 weeks to 4 years.. I feed only flock raiser with oyster shells on the side... I am getting upwards of 20+ eggs a day and all of them are strong shelled good eggs... We have found it is less expensive to go this route as a 50 pd bag of oyster shells last so far 7 months I just sprinkle a scoop in the corner by their feeder once or sometimes twice a week.
     
  6. SmileChicks

    SmileChicks In the Brooder

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    And the 2nd Egg HAS A SHELL!! Yippie. Betty Jo has commenced paying rent
     
  7. SmileChicks

    SmileChicks In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]forgot pic
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

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

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  9. SmileChicks

    SmileChicks In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] another First Egg. this one is pinkish. wish I knew which one paid the rent lol.
     

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