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

    Jun 11, 2010
    Thousand Oaks Calif.
    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]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  2. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Whoo hoo!!! [​IMG] I still get a thrill each time I open the box and one is there. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  3. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    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

    Nov 9, 2010
    Southern Indiana

    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

    Sep 29, 2010
    Bucks County, PA
    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

    Nov 21, 2009
    Congrats! [​IMG]
  7. geojane42

    geojane42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2010
    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

    Nov 12, 2010
    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

    Nov 12, 2010
    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

    May 7, 2010
    Quote:paraphrasing shortstaque, non-layers=pucker butts!!


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