Just got my FIRST egg!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by paula and her chicks, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. paula and her chicks

    paula and her chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup that's right just got my very first egg and she's a beauty! Little and light brown,don't know who laid it but it's a keeper! Am going to blow the yoke out and keep this first one! My chicks are 6 mos. old today and I have some at 5mos.1 week old. 25 in all so I hope to be getting lots of eggs soon![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoo hoo!!! [​IMG] I still get a thrill each time I open the box and one is there. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know it's like a present!! And I'm getting twelve a day now! But I still thank the hen who layed it evertime I get one!
     
  4. ChickieBerryFarm

    ChickieBerryFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats!

    I sent out a mass e-mail to friends and family...with pics, of course! How silly are we chicken people?! Every day I get I an egg, it puts a smile on my face. Chickens...the perfect pet![​IMG]
     
  5. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!!!! So exciting!!!

    I still only have on laying, and wasn't sure who it was, same situation 2 dozen birds. I narrowed it down by red combs and wattles, and who was hanging in the nest box. Today I picked up my first guess, and checked out her vent. I never had chickens before and wasn't sure if I'd be able to tell, but it was pretty obvious that she had a productive looking vent. For comparison, I looked at another pullet and the difference was pretty obvious. Layer= bigger, moister vent. Non-layer=dry, tightwad vent.

    Congratulations again!!!
     
  6. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. geojane42

    geojane42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you! I'm very jealous. I have 9 chickens ranging in age from 4.5 to 7 months and I think they're all under the impression that this is just a free hotel I'm running here. The oldest girls are my 2 Polish and a Blue Andalusian. The Mottled Houdan, Orpington and Australorp are next followed by the Coochin, Brahma and Russian Orloff. A few supposedly good layers in there but I'll believe it when I see it!!!! There are cobwebs in my nesting box [​IMG]
     
  8. ericalien

    ericalien New Egg

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    Just got my first egg too. I was so happy! Saw the other comment on checking vents to see which one it was and naturally had to check. I only have three RIR's so it wasn't too dificult. My largest hen seems to have a larger vent. I'm guessing it was her.[​IMG]
     
  9. ericalien

    ericalien New Egg

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    LOL I'm so silly...just went out and checked combs and wattles and we have a winner. What a difference! I'll try and post some pics later.
     
  10. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:paraphrasing shortstaque, non-layers=pucker butts!!

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