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Hur-ray for chickens!! My first egg!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by beckyschicks, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg today!!! I'm so happy and excited!! Here I was down watching chicken TV when my silkie/cochin mix Murry is running around, being loud, standing by the door of the coop. I was wondering "what is her problem?" She keep going to the nesting boxes and scratching around and moving hay acting like she was going to lay. I watched hoping she would do it while I was down there. It's gets dark here by 430 now and I assumed that I would not be getting eggs this year as she just turned 6months at the beginning of the month. Well she comes over to me at the door and is yelling at me and standing there waiting for me to open it. Fine, I let her out and into the barn she goes. I follow with curiosity. Sure enough there is a perfect golden egg in the middle of the goat pen were the horses and goats have been in and out of all day!! She goes right over and sits down on it. I felt guilty taking it from her. But I picked her up and took her back to the coop and gave her some scratch as a reward for doing what she does best! I had to share with everyone, for I know that BYC'ers are the only ones that truely understand the pride you have in your first egg! Have a wonderful day everyone! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Congratulations
     
  4. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! Isn't it awesome?!

    2 of my 4 girls just started laying recently, so I know the excitement you feel!

    Enjoy those eggs! Nothing like it!
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    At least she led you to the egg!
     
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Isn't it SUCH an awesome moment? [​IMG]

    Out of curiosity how big is the egg and what color?

    I might hatch a cochin/silkie cross or two next summer.... do you have pics of your girl?
     
  7. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE!! She has given me another one! She is a egg laying machine! 2 in one day and I found an egg shell in the pen so I'm thinking that maybe she layed one yesterday. I will have to be on the look out of eggs now. I'm doing my own egg dance today! Thanks everyone for the nice comments! The egg is a light brown. Standard cochin size. She is the best girl, very sweet and funny. Completely different personality for my other girls. Here is a pic of her egg and of her.
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  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Beautiful bird, beautiful egg, beautiful story! [​IMG]
     
  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG she is stunning!!

    thanks for the pics!

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  10. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's beautiful! I just want to hug her!
     

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