It finally happened!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dldavis34, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. dldavis34

    dldavis34 Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally I just went out to the coop to check to see if anything has happened and there it was! Our very first egg! Out of 12 hens at 20 weeks old, one of them finally laid an egg! I am so excited! Here is a picture of our very first egg! I know there is tons of postings of people with their first egg, but it is so exciting! I had to share it with everyone![​IMG][​IMG]

    The picture isn't all that great but it shows the egg!


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  2. Ewe Mama2

    Ewe Mama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! It's a beauty!
     
  3. Milliemay

    Milliemay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! [​IMG]

    I have 20 girls that are 16 weeks old, so I am in the waiting game soon also....
     
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  4. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Neat! I remember how excited I was to poke my head in and snoop around in the coop to discover 4 brown eggs in a tight bunch in a nesting box! I can feel your excitement! Congratulations!
     
  5. 1birdlady

    1birdlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a most lovely egg...

    We got our first too, about a week or so ago, and it was the most EGGciting event ever....Grand daughter's were here and they were so tickled!

    Congrats! And maaaaany mooore! (in dulcet tones....lol)[​IMG]
     
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  6. dldavis34

    dldavis34 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ever since I got the chickens I have enjoyed every moment of it, more than I ever thought I would! They are so neat! I catch myself just sitting outside watching their behavior like when they lay in the dirt and kind of roll around in it! I find it so fascinating! I get great pleasure out of them! It was such an exciting feeling going out there and discovering an egg! It is so hard to explain the feeling I got when I found it!
     
  7. ERnoleGuy

    ERnoleGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your 1st egg. May there be MANY MANY more to come. I know exactly how you feel. And if you're like me, you know how dorky you look jumping all around, calling all your family members to tell them; but you do it anyway because you have no shame. LOL Now you better eat that egg and enjoy it! [​IMG]
     
  8. dldavis34

    dldavis34 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that the first egg that a hen lays is no good to eat. Is that true? And I did get all excited and call my family jumping up and down! I couldn't wait to brag about the very first egg!
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Congrats!!!!
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The first egg is perfectly fine to eat. Congrats and enjoy!
     

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