I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckmecoop7, Jul 18, 2019.

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  1. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    My chickens are 20 weeks and 3 days old.....and today I got my first egg!!!
    I'm so exited!! It's much smaller than my store bought eggs.

    So, yes, I can't believe it! I've been waiting so long!

    Now, I have some questions:

    1. Will there be a egg tomorrow?

    2. How can I tell which chicken did it?

    Please answer these questions!!!

    Also, I thought you might like a picture:

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  2. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Congratulations! It’s possible you will get an egg tomorrow. How many chickens do you have?
     
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  4. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Thank you both!

    @Acre4Me, I have 6.

    Also, can you tell me how I can find out who did it?
     
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  5. Pheona2000

    Pheona2000 Hatching

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    If your hens lay different color eggs,you can tell. If all brown,you will have to watch. You should have another one in 2 days.
     
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  6. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Thank you!

    But I thought you could tell somehow my their earlobes??
     
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  7. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    6 chickens, all the same age, so you could be seeing more 1st eggs soon. As for the one that laid this egg, it could be as soon as 25/26 hours after this one was laid. Of course, there are individual variations and the fact that they are new layers may change that time frame.

    In order to tell who laid this first egg? You could check their pelvis and vents for signs (sorry I don’t have a link for a guide on this). Also, you’ve probably noticed that certain pullets are more interested in the nest boxes and also have bright red combs, so those are your likely candidates.

    What color eggs should your chickens lay?
     
  8. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    Congratulations! Thats so exciting!!!

    All my 4 are brown layers. I can now tell who laid what by the shape and sheen. Watch to see who is going into the nest or who is singing her egg song. After a few days, you'll be able to tell.
    :)
     
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  10. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Thanks!

    My Buff Orpington's should be laying brown eggs, and my Golden Laced Wyandotte's should be laying.... brown too!

    Huh?
     

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