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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mountain Sunshine, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cuckoo Maran laid her first egg. I went to let out the kids this morning and checked the boxes and low and behold there was an egg in one of the boxes that looked different from the BO's eggs. It was larger, darker and smoother. I brought it in to compare to the one in the fridge and it was completely different. YEA!!!!
    I am sure it's not fertile. I haven't seen the cockerel being busy with any of them yet. (although maybe it happens behind closed doors) [​IMG]
     
  2. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! [​IMG]
     
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yay!
     
  5. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait for morning to she if there is another one! [​IMG]
     
  6. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Congratulations on the egg. Don't assume that the egg isn't fertile. The only way to know for sure is to break it into a dish and then look for the bullseye on the yolk. I had a Welsummer rooster that I never saw mate with a hen, yet the eggs were fertile.
     
  9. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!
     

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