I'm so exited!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by My chicken is cuter, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well, actually there were two so I'm assuming they were layed in the past two days.
    I found them when I was cleaning the hen house.
    They were hidden in the corner. Suprise. Suprise. She didn't use the nesting box.
    The one that I'm pretty sure layed them is a production red,but when I compared them to the store bought they were smaller than the large.
    Is that normal or is she not the breed I was told she was?
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Congratulations on the eggage! Sometimes a hen's first few eggs may be smaller than expected. My barred rock's first egg was a little bigger than a marble but perfect in every other way. Give your hen time, her eggs may get bigger.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
     
  4. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to try putting a golf ball or "fake" egg in the nesting box so she gets the idea. For the first few times I think they are caught "unaware" and more prone to "going" where they were @ the time. Hopefully she will get the idea... [​IMG]
     
  5. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    [​IMG] The first eggs are always the best!! Congrats!! I love your name!! My chicken is cuter!![​IMG]
     
  6. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Those first pullet eggs really are so exciting Even when you raise group after group of chickens...still those first eggs are a happy occassion.

    The first few eggs from pullets are usually smaller and sporadic compared to what/how they'll eventually lay. Often they'll start out and then quit laying for a week or so until their body adjusts. After that they'll lay regularly.

    No worries...just give them a couple weeks and you'l be quite pleased. Production Reds are normally great layers of large to xlg eggs.

    Congrats! Nothing tastes better than homegrown eggs! [​IMG]
     
  7. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I put 2 golf balls in the nesting box so hopefully she'll lay in there tomarrow.
     

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