Got our first egg at just 16.5 weeks **Now with Pic**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OCChicken, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. OCChicken

    OCChicken In the Brooder

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    Checked on the ladies this morning and to my surprise as I checked inside the coop there was a nice little brown egg in the laying box. She pulled the straw together in a nice little pile nestled in and left us our first gift. I am sure it was from one of our 2 Barred Rocks since there were about 10 black and white speckled feathers on top of the straw and around the egg. I guess it's time to switch to Laying feed.
     
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  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

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    Yayyy Congrats On The First Egg
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

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    [​IMG] Awesome! Hope it tastes great! Enjoy [​IMG]
     
  5. OCChicken

    OCChicken In the Brooder

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    Here is the "Big" egg [​IMG]

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  6. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

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    congrats, and she even put it in the right place!
     
  7. OCChicken

    OCChicken In the Brooder

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    So I tried the golf ball idea last night to help encourage to lay more eggs (I guess thats the idea [​IMG]) but all it did was encourage our red Sex Link to lay on them. Should I be concerned she is going to skip laying and go "Broody" or is this just normal behavior for a hen that hasn't laid an egg yet?
     
  8. OCChicken

    OCChicken In the Brooder

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    Well my still not yet 17 week BR has now layed 4 eggs in 4 days, I think we have an egg laying machine. First 3 were relativly small, todays was larger than a store bought large.
     

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