I GOT AN EGG!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CANDLE98, May 13, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah 19 1/2 weeks old and I have an egg. It was so cute! I will post a picture later on today!

    The egg wasn't in the nest box, it was sitting on the floor, how to I get them to lay the egg in the box? I already have golf balls in there.....

    YAY EGGS!!!
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It's so funny to hear an egg described as "cute!" Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on your egg!

    Golf balls didn't work for my girls; I ended up buying wooden eggs from a craft store. They'll get the hang of it sooner or later. I've had a few take a MONTH before deciding to use the nest box. If you catch them acting like they are going to lay, gently pick them up & place them in the nest box. That's really all that you can do.
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wooden eggs hu? I will try that!
     
  5. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS! I can't wait to find my first EGG!
     
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your EGG!!! WooHoo! [​IMG]

    It sounds like you are doing everything right to get them to lay in your nesting boxes. Just give them a little time. We found our 1st couple of eggs in the run and on the floor in the coop. I have to wonder if those 1st eggs come as a surprise to them. [​IMG]
     
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  7. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha ha i bet it was a suprise! I would be suprised too! It's like what the heck i need to squat something is coming out! it's almost like having a baby without knowing that you were pregnant!
     
  8. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you![​IMG] I get excited every time my Dominique lays an egg...guess it doesn't take much to excite me [​IMG]
     
  9. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Congratulations! SO sweet, isn't it? Last summer my DM was looking after our little flock while we went on a short vacation... she sent us a pix phone message with a photo of the first egg, and the text "I'm a GRAMMA!" She was so excited!
     
  10. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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