I have an egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hiedi, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Hiedi

    Hiedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    This evening I found my first egg in the coop. My pullets are 19 1/2 weeks old. I really wasn't expecting an egg so soon. I just put the egg box in there yesterday (lol) because I thought one of them was acting kind of strange so I figured she might be ready to start laying. I guess one of them figured it out pretty fast where to lay the egg because it was in the box exactly where it was supposed to be. The egg seemed kind of small; only about 2 inches long. The shell was thicker than the eggs from the grocery store. I am so excited because an entire summer's worth of work is starting to pay off. I know you all have seen an egg before, but I just had to post a picture.

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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    congrat's.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, congrats! One of my "teen" girls, a BR named Zoe, laid her very first egg today at 21 weeks old. Now, for the other 17 pullets in that age group... [​IMG] Looks like a good quality shell, too, on yours.
     
  4. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. on your first egg. Isn't it just so pretty....lol There is nothing like finding that first egg.

    Sounds like she was just waiting on you to put that nest box in there for her to lay in...lol

    Dorothy
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    Congrats! First eggs are so great!! [​IMG]
     
  6. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg, they are a hoot to find.
     
  7. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First eggs are absolutly beautiful!
     
  8. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How egg-citing! Congratulations! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. pixiechic

    pixiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous egg - congrats!

    Isn't it funny how they know where to lay? We just installed nest boxes last weekend...and got our first egg today!
     
  10. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! It is sooo exciting when they lay that first egg. [​IMG]
     

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