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I got my First egg!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tomfieldenloveshichickens, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Hi,


    Finally today one of my 5 rhode island reds laid an egg. It was on the floor of the coop not in the nesting box which is a bit annoying as we spent lots of time doing the nesting boxes. Great christmas present. Do you know how they would lay in the nesting box. There are 2 nesting boxes and they have golf balls in.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010

  2. jomoncon

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    Congratulation!! That must be so exciting.

    I have 8 9-week old RIRs, so I have a long wait before I get that first egg.

    How old are your chickies?
     
  3. they are 28 weeeks old. I didn't think they were going to lay. We were about to post our last christmas cards and i went to the chicken coop and saw it in the corner
     
  4. SparksNV

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    Merry Chirstmas!!!

    Post a picture!

    I have 3 boxes but all lay in one. Sometimes we have up to 3 hens jammed into the one box. The only time they laid outside of the box was when one hen was taking her time and I guess the other two couldn't wait & they laid them just outside the box.

    Do your hens go in and out of the nest boxes? I know mine were going in and out for weeks before they laid. I also put just a little BOSS by the box and kept the golf ball in the box.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Tdub4chiks

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    Congrats! I'm with you on this one. Just went out to feed the girls before I left town for a few days. I found my first egg on the poop board. Yahoo! Couldn't ask for a better xmas present. But I lost the bet with my friend. I said Thanksgiving & he said Xmas. Oh well, it was worth the wait.

    Merry Christmas to everyone.
     
  6. NatureLove11

    NatureLove11 In the Brooder

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    Congrats to you! Got my first egg saturday! Just wait till you get more than 1 [​IMG] its even better
     
  7. eggboy

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    When my RIR's first started to lay their first couple eggs were on the floor too.
     

  8. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    When the others start laying the one that laid it on the floor should figure it out. Don't worry about it right now. [​IMG] Congratulations!!! [​IMG]
     

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