Hi there everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EnglishRedneck, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    My husband got me 8 RIR girls for my birthday in April. Well - I found Backyard Chickens, & I was hooked.
    I named them all - (not sure if that is a wise thing to do) Then Ava morphed into Burt, but I am very pleased with him anyway.
    Yesterday, the day I had been waiting for, arrived. We got the first egg !!! It was outside in their dust pile, but never mind.
    Today, I went to have a look, & there was another one there. So, I looked at Backyard Chickens, and followed a thread that said put a fake egg in the nesting box.
    I had an old Easter decoration with eggs on, so I dismantled it ... within 5 minutes of me putting an egg in each box, one of the girls scratched the egg out of the way, & went & sat in the nesting box.
    I've yet to see if anything happened, but it's looking good so far.
    Thank you Backyard Chickens - & everyone for their threads with some fantastic ideas
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, EnglishRedNeck, and :welcome. Happy you joined us. Yep, sometimes new hens just need a little guidance. Thanks for the story. Best wishes and good luck.
     
  3. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much. I couldn't help myself, so I have just been out to check the nesting box.And YES!! There was an egg, 15 minutes after me putting the fake egg in there.
    I am beyond pleased.
     
  4. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!! I'm glad you joined!
    That's a funny story, and congrats on your first egg! (I'm still impatiently waiting for mine[​IMG])
     
  5. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Haha ... Waiting for the first egg is like having an itch you can't scratch. Good luck with yours ..
     
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Yes!!! Your first egg! I love getting first eggs! Have a great time on here! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome

    And have fun and good luck with your birds!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    golf balls make good phoney eggs as well, and egg eaters cannot make a dent in them _ teaches them a lesson.
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much .. Loving my chickens
     

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