Got my first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by steveo, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. steveo

    steveo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got my first egg on Monday the 28th. On Tuesday there were no eggs and today there were two eggs. One of the two was huge! This egg was so big that it would not allow the cover to close in an extra large egg carton. I would show you a picture but I ate it for lunch and it was a double yolker. I have three RIR, three New Hampshire Reds and one Barred Rock. I am not sure who is laying but I am happy to finally get some eggs. My chickens live with six guineas.[​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Its great isn't it? Like Christmas in January!
     
  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Congrats!!![​IMG]
     
  4. sara

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    Congrats, that is wonderful, and yummy! [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yaaaay for eggs!

    If you hatch any eggs or let a broody sit, you should know they can cross breed with guineas. Not everyone knows, just passing on some info.
     
  6. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's newbie question time!! [​IMG] Your saying you had a double-yolker got me thinking. Will a fertile double-yolker hatch? And if so, what happens - does the extra yolk just get absorbed or something?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Go back in the incubation section. SpeckledHen incubated one with a double yolk and it almost made it out at hatch. It did pip. It did have 2 chicks.
     
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  9. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! isn't it exciting! I have one RIR and she's given me TWO whopping double-yolkers so far...
     
  10. steveo

    steveo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow it is like someone turned on a switch. I got three more eggs today. I guess I will have plenty of eggs from now on. It is just like Christmas in January lol![​IMG]
     

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