I am so eggcited! For the first time, I witnessed one of my hens lay an egg!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by edible_chicken, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside a few minutes ago to work on the coop and the "runt" (as we call her) was just starting her routine to lay an egg. I have always wanted to watch, but never had the opportunity or the time until now. It was really cool!

    I am more and more grateful I bought these chickens as every day passes. Before I bought them, my family and friends teased me for wanting chickens, even my wife wasn't enthused. now my wife absolutely loves them and even some of my family and friends have become interested raising their own!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats! [​IMG]. I've never seen my birds lay their eggs yet but maybe one day [​IMG]
     
  3. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've watched my girls a few times, it really is cool! [​IMG] Glad you caught her in the act. People thought I was nuts too. (They were right of course, but for different reasons.) But as you've seen, chickens are contagious!!! [​IMG] Keep spreading it!
     
  4. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Isn't it amazing? I was able to watch one of my girls lay her egg one day. Her butt was facing me so I was able to see it all. It was AMAZING! [​IMG]
     
  6. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really does make you look in awe. When I first witnessed one of my hens lay I was so grateful. Then I watched when she finished, and she was just standing up, panting. I thanked her of course [​IMG]
     
  7. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw one once too. It is really cool. The egg comes out wet but dries really quickly.
     
  8. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How neat! I got really close to seeing it once, she was in the nest box one second, eating treats out of my hand the next. I look over and there's the egg, still wet. I had to laugh...I think she got so excited about the treats she just squeezed it out really fast!! [​IMG]

    I know what you mean about influencing others into wanting chickens...I'm the only one of my friends who own chickens, and the ones who turned up their noses when they found out I was getting them now want some of their own!

    Chickens are contagious..[​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've seen it a couple of times but the best moment was when Rebecca (the dominant rooster's favorite hen) actually laid her egg in the palm of my hand. She lays green eggs, so it was really interesting to watch the "bloom" dry on the egg.

    Wait until you incubate eggs yourself and watch them hatch. THAT'S a rush! It's such a miracle. Life from something that could just as easily been part of my breakfast 21 days earlier. Wow.
     

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