Got my first egg today!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hottexaschick, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick Out Of The Brooder

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    When I walked into the coop this afternoon I almost stepped on our very first egg. I ran out of the coop yelling for the hubby too "LOOK WHAT I FOUND!" After searching around the coop we found FIVE more. Our girls are 21 weeks old today and I'm so relived that they've started laying, I was starting to think McMurrey had sent me feathered pigs.[​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Congrats. We got our first egg at 20 weeks to the day... then only a couple more over the next week.

    WOW.... FIVE at once!

    They're payin' rent!
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Congrats!!! I found my first egg today also! Little Serama egg not much larger than a quarter. I almost peed on myself. Isn't this the greatest!!!! Tell those girls thats what nesting boxes are for....I had a golf ball in mine and it worked. Have you tried that? Wishing you many many more to come. Claudia
     
  4. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick Out Of The Brooder

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    When I went out to close the coop last night I spent a few minutes looking around and talking to my girls telling them "I know it's silly to look for eggs, but after all the money we've put in building a coop, run, food, bedding and of course buying you girls I'm running on the hope that one day soon, one of you may grace us with an egg." And then naming of chicken recipes I could turn them into if they didn't start pulling there weight.

    The hubby says that to break even we need to sell these 6 eggs for $100 each.[​IMG]

    My advise to all of you waiting for you first egg...... Don't be above guilt tripping you hens. If that doesn't work try death threats. [​IMG]
     
  5. tamlynn

    tamlynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! That is exciting. When mine started laying I didn't notice right away and found a nest of 6 eggs in the strawberry patch.

    Did they taste good?
     
  6. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice texas, I'll be sure to tell my girls tomorrow just how much I LOVE chicken caccitore!
     
  7. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed were they??
     
  8. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats to your first egg! My daughter has been out in the coop all morning...coming in and saying...an egg is coming..an egg is coming! I have one girl that has been in "making" a nest in the nest box![​IMG]
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what a blessing! that many at once is super!
    throw the gold girls!
     
  10. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats!!!! [​IMG]
     

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