I think my girl has finally laid an egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LindsayRae, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. LindsayRae

    LindsayRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning I let my chickens out to run around before the rain came down and I noticed my barred rock sticking very close to coop and then even going in the upper part where nest boxes are. I got really excited!! I went out to make sure there was proper bedding in the nests and she was right up there with me(usually a bit sketchy), and plopped down on a fresh bed of pine shavings. I walked away and heard this LOUD squawk! Was that her in labor? :') Anyway, I am not sure If I should bother her right away to check? [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Leave her be. She may just be practicing, so don't be too disappointed if you don't find an egg.
     
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  3. LindsayRae

    LindsayRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay good!! I've been noticing the nest boxes were made recently and my rooster back up there laying in the boxes too. I will just leave her be .Thanks! If I see her running around Ill go hurry and check!
     
  4. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling waiting on that first egg...... worse than a little kid waiting on Christmas, because THAT has a definite date!
     
  5. LindsayRae

    LindsayRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so exciting I can't think to do anything else! I have had the longest adventure with chickens this year and about a year later I might get an egg! The first chicks I got all were cockerels, then the next ones I bought from an auction were really sick and old, then finally purchased some nice looking 100% pullets from a breeder so there would be no mistake!

    . . . . . now I wait. . all my learning experiences might finally be worth it! [​IMG]
     
  6. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: It will be: "What we achieve too easily, we esteem too lightly." works in reverse, as well!
     
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  7. LindsayRae

    LindsayRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHE LAAAAAAIIIID!!![​IMG] I'm so happy! I feel guilty taking it out though! SHould I leave it in there for a while!?

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  8. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurray!

    .... I don't leave eggs in the boxes- I've heard it encourages them to get broody, though that shouldn't be an issue with a young bird.

    Also, If I left tem in the boxes now, they'd freeze: It's up to 29 degrees on the sunny east side of my house right now....
     
  9. LindsayRae

    LindsayRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gobbled it up! I was so excited I forgot to eat and my stomached growled at me to go get that egg!!! I have heard some stories about broody hens, so I will take them out right away! I wish it was 29 here. It's been 75 for a week now and a soggy mess. All I can think of is how many bugs there will be if it doesn't freeze!
     
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  10. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
    More protien for the chooks.

    I enjoyed a weird satifaction when one of my chickens snatched a fly or skeeter out the air ..... akin to Mr. Miyagi watching Daniel-san catching one with chopsticks .......
     

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