Got my first eggs today!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by psychoroo, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. psychoroo

    psychoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Didn't know they were ready to lay. Only 16 weeks old. Walked out to the run today and there was an egg laying on the ground. Figured I would get the nest boxes set up and found another egg in the coop. I feel likea new father, so excited.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow! That's early - and very exciting!! Congratulations!!
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!
     
  4. dearnley

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    How do we get the hens to use nest boxes????? mine keep tearing them apart .I had first egg yesterday[​IMG]
     
  5. psychoroo

    psychoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    I set up the nest boxes and put a golf ball in each one. Hope that works.
     
  6. dearnley

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    i put shredded paper a rock to keep paper in haha joke on me and a fake egg!!! the place is a mess out there they love shredded paper tossing it around idk[​IMG]they are funny
     
  7. psychoroo

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    I put in pine shavings and pink golf balls. Hope it works.
     
  8. dearnley

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    they havnt torn that up yet mine love kicking the darn shavins around thats when i had them outside on a little deck thing for them? ill try that maybe
     
  9. Thomps Hens

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    Congratulations...Our 18 week old ISA Browns just started laying last Thursday. Happened the same way as yours...we walked out and there laid an egg on the ground. Next egg was on the ground as well...they finally caught onto the gold balls in the nest an now have been laying in there. Can't wait for our Australorps, EE and Barred Rock to lay. First to eggs were smalls, next was an extra large double yoker and the two today were mediums. I am still 'eggcited' with each one that I find!!
     
  10. Ciscobob

    Ciscobob New Egg

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    We have 3 Orpingtons, we have been getting an egg a day for about a week, today we found the smallest one in the nesting box doing her duty, I am pretty sure the other 2 haven't laid an egg yet. I got them from a farmer in June who said they would be laying by July, why aren't the big ones laying yet? Do I need to just wait or did I get 2 barren ladies?
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