I think my Dolly is laying her first egg! ETA She did it!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by valmoisy, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. valmoisy

    valmoisy In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    I think my Golden Comet Dolly is trying to lay her first egg!! She's a couple of days shy of 19 weeks old, has been squatting for about a week now and has a nice red wattle & comb. This morning she won't come out of the nesting box and Popple, our Delaware, is guarding the coop and not letting any of the other girls in to bother Dolly. I can't wait to see if she lays. I think I'll have to take a break and leave work at some point this morning to go home and check on her.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011

  2. 7kids12hens

    7kids12hens In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    She might lay today, but my hens usually go in and out of the boxes for a couple of days before they actually lay an egg. I have 5 hens laying, but my wellsummer is ready anyday day now. The suspense is killing me. She's my only on that will lay a dark brown egg. I haven't seen her in a nest yet though. Maybe I'm more ready than she is. My fingers are crossed for you.
  3. chefchick

    chefchick Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Go Dolly! One of mine layed just shy of 19 weeks for the first time a little over a week ago. She has given me 6 eggs in 8 days. She made an awful racket before she layed, and hasn't stopped yet. I hope you get your egg today![​IMG]
  4. valmoisy

    valmoisy In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    I just went home to check on Dolly and there in the nesting box was the most perfect little brown egg!! Yay Dolly!

  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Congrats! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chirping

    Jun 20, 2011
    Congrats!!!! So exciting to find a perfect little egg right where it should be!!! Hope you give her a delicious treat, she deserves it!!

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