Just crowing about my hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Linn Bee, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got my first egg on Sunday, Oct. 30. My 10 'girls' have slowly been adding to that count over the past two weeks. Yesterday my granddaughter and I were so excited that we got a record 8 eggs. Today that record is broken with 9 eggs! That brings me to 5 dozen eggs in two weeks.

    Such a silly thing to get excited about, but there you have it. I'm a full-fledged chicken person, slightly cracked!

    Over that time the eggs that were laid were small - except for my second egg which was really two ends-of-eggs together. No small end, that baby looked like a short sausage. Now, while there are lots of small eggs, some of the eggs are getting closer to large grade. Yeah, me!

    One small problem, though. For several days now I had been finding one egg on the coop floor - usually covered in poop. Today I found two floor eggs. One in the morning and one in early afternoon. Will the girls learn to use the nesting boxes like their coop-mates do?

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Linn,

    c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s-----------

    Yes, eggs ARE something to get excited about. It sounds like your flock is doing well.
     
  3. Harli50

    Harli50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put golf balls in the nest boxes and they should start laying in there
     
  4. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    OH YEAH!!! love it!! hey I have 16 and i still haven't gotten 16 in one day! I have gotten a dozen 3 times now...every time i come home i run to the nest boxes..my dh usually beats me there! its still eggciting and when i sell a dozen its even better hholding that money. I got 2 prepaid orders for eggs that haven't been laid! well i got the one dz filled today. Its awesome..only us "chicken"people understand..people at work just think i am crazy [​IMG] but its still AWESOME [​IMG] EGGS EGGGS
     
  5. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I do have golf balls in the nest boxes. White and orange balls for brown eggers. However, with the increasing cold, I've been thinking on getting 8 wooden eggs to keep in the house and switch them out morning and noon so the 'ladies' aren't sitting on an ice ball.

    Am I over-thinking chicken rearing again?

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     

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