Happy Labor Day AND First Egg Day!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eggie and Me, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] This morning after returning to their yard after terrorizing my veggie garden, one of the RIR's went into a nest box. First time in and out less than 45 minutes later. OURS is the little brown egg, from one of our 4 RIR's the large white egg is just an OLD large store bought egg. Our flock is 21 weeks old today.

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    Gosh, just how many ways can you say exciting. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. chickinlickin

    chickinlickin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS!! [​IMG]

    We got our first egg about a week ago...and it IS pretty exciting!!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!!!! Maybe the extra veggies helped. [​IMG]
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] congrats!! maybe she waited to make an impression.....it's a lot of work/labor.....[​IMG]
     
  5. ky chicks

    ky chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first egg today too! I was so excited! It was bigger than I expected--because it was a double-yolker! Then I found another egg later in the day. My kids dubbed it Luck Day, because my younger son lost his first tooth, they found a turtle, we got two eggs, and they didn't have school on a Monday!
     
  6. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got our first egg today too from one of our Rhode Island reds at 20 weeks and 3 days old....what a day of labor for the chickens!! ;LOL
     
  7. kglaze

    kglaze New Egg

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    My very first egg ever!!!! It's from an Australorp. [​IMG]

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  8. pigcoon

    pigcoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another first egg weekend here too! We got a little half size one from one of our Golden Comets. Nothing since then (that was Saturday).

    Anything I should do to encourage laying in the box? I assume this takes practice for them?

    I have five hens.
     

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