I thought she was sick but she laid her first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Charlene, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought my hen was acting off today, lying down a lot and her butt seemed poofed out with a bit of poop on it. I was really worried about her, but I didn't find any eggs in the places I thought they'd be (nesting box and other areas they like). Then I went to move the hay and she had laid the egg on the top of the pile! And now her butt looks more normal. I am SO relieved and SO happy!

    Here's her behind before
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    And here's the egg!
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  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Is that fluid discharge normal? :eek:

    What kind of hen is she? How old is she?
     
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  3. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea if the fluid is normal. I think she just has a bit of poopy butt. This is both her first egg and mine. She is a Barred Rock about 5 1/2 months old.
     
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats Charlene!!
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Wow great! Now if you could send her magic powers our way, maybe my lazy pullets will start laying, too [​IMG]
     
  6. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Yay! [​IMG] She's pretty (at least her poopy butt is), and I have two BRs. That looks like a BIG egg.
     
  7. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    BTW: don't forget to post that pic on the "first egg" thread. [​IMG]
     
  8. gachickeeper

    gachickeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! thats a big egg! Congrats [​IMG]
     
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  9. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I think I just have a small hand. The egg isn't that big [​IMG]
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I can't wait until mid-October when I'll be getting a dozen of those babies a day.

    Congratulations.
     

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