Hello from England

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by UKDeb, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. UKDeb

    UKDeb Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2015
    England, UK
    Hello everyone! Firstly I’d like to say a big heartfelt thank you for this wonderful website, it has helped me so much. I spent all summer reading in preparation for purchasing our first hens, being anxious to make as few beginner mistakes as possible!

    At the end of September we bought 4 young birds which the breeder said would likely come into lay in January. 1 Derbyshire Redcap, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 Buff Orpington and 1 Blue/Buff Orpington Cross. I’ve spent two months learning all about their little characters and getting to know them. I even forgot they were meant to lay eggs!

    So why did I sign up today? Because my beautiful little Red LAID AN EGG!! And I’m bursting with pride!! I am so glad we didn’t get hens that were already laying and that we got to know their personalities first – it made it all so much more special! And what a lovely little well-formed egg. Well done Red you clever girl [​IMG]
  2. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congratulations on getting that first (of many) egg! That's a wonderful moment, good for little Red.

    It's nice to hear BYC has already been a lot of use to you. There's a ton of information here and a lot of friendly, helpful members so make yourself at home.

    Thanks for joining us!
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations! It's always so egg-citing getting that first egg. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome from Yorkshire UK

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on your first egg :celebrate Its always so exciting when you find those little treasures!!
    Where abouts in the UK are you? The link for the UK thread is in my signature you could pop by and say hi. There may be other keepers there who are near to you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy BYC :frow
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us and congrats on getting your flock.

    Way to go Red, first eggs are eggciting to all [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens and congratulations on your first egg, with many more to follow.
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a very warm welcome to BYC and congrats on your first egg - nice one!

  9. UKDeb

    UKDeb Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2015
    England, UK
    Thank you all for the lovely welcome! [​IMG]

    I spent all day yesterday watching Red but no signs of another egg. She laid the first one outside of the hen house in her run (it's covered and dry with bedding) so I bought some dummy eggs today and popped them into the nest box. Red immediately went to investigate and started moving the eggs around! But still no second egg today - I'm an absolute beginner but I can tell her behaviour is different so I'm hopeful another egg is on it's way!

    Does it take a while for them to settle down and become regular?!

    I'm in the Midlands Yorkshire Coop - I'll check out your link! [​IMG]
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi again - yep it may take a while until your hen gets her plumbing sorted out so don't be alarmed if you find the odd soft shell egg or she misses a few days


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