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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by horsewishr, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. horsewishr

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    I got my first egg [​IMG] . After 22&1/2 weeks! Yesterday there was evidence that one of the hens was making the nest box all "homey." The golf balls were rearranged, and all the hay was hollowed out.

    Today I decided NOT to bother them. And this afternoon I found this:
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    A large store-bought egg for comparison
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    It's just adorable!

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  2. Omeletta

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    Congratulations! Mine are 22 weeks, and I am still waiting, too! Any minute now.... [​IMG]
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    YEAH!!!!! Soooo lovely!! I got my first one yesterday. It will be the tastiest egg you ever had!!
     
  4. chickengirlnm

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    i was happy when i got my first egg i wanted to do the happy dance. the egg i got was tiny and cute i did not want to eat it !!!
    that is a pretty good size egg which one of your babies gave it to you? give her a nice treat.
     
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
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    There's a lot of us getting our first eggs this week!!!
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  6. horsewishr

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    Quote:You know, all the pictures I took were deceiving. It's really quite tiny, but you know how the camera puts weight on you [​IMG]

    I'm pretty sure it's from my RIR. She was the first to show signs of maturity. But I didn't see anybody in the nest yesterday or today.

    I need a spy cam!
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    You know what I have a RIR that looks to be the most mature and she has yet to lay. Now my 2 that are laying look to be the least mature...except Boo (Barred Rock) has huge bloomers on. You never know unless you see them do it I guess.
     

  8. eggzettera

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    Congrat's how exciting, I got my first egg on the 1st (not for sure did not check on the 31st) I just have assumed that it is from my EE but after reading Trish's post I am thinking I really should check their vents (I can not type that word now without thinking about the "vent thread" & smile).

    I just assumed because she is so much bigger......but now I am hoping it was from the bantam - they have been brown eggs & I really wanted green or blue......

    I started out with 4 had to cull an EE due to him mounting my little bantam cochin who just could NOT handle his weight & attentions (tried rehoming through craig's list and freecycle to no avail - I am basically in SLC, UT).....so out of 2 EE's I have now only one and out of the 2 bantam's cochin's I have only one pullet. So 2 pullets & one cockerel - they are so addicting. So if they both lay brown or white eggs I think I will just try again in the spring when the feed store has them in again. Now that I know to check their ears.....you guys are great!
     
  9. schmoo

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    Quote:Congrats horsewishr!

    I told my 21 sex links (18 weeks old) today that I am not eating another egg until they lay one. I only want to eat theirs. I gave them the "talk" [​IMG] Atleast 5 of them look REALLY ready. [​IMG]
     
  10. GoodEgg

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    Congrats on the egg!

    At least I'm getting duck eggs now. Still some weeks to go on the chickens (14-1/2 weeks and counting!)

    trish
     

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