Just in time for Easter...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andora, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Our first eggs!!!!!


    I have 2 SF's and a buff Brahma that are laying age, and 4 or 5 hens that are a month behind them in age. I think one of the SF's laid the peach egg and the Brahma probably laid the brown egg.

    I was so excited to find those two tiny poop coated eggs on the coop floor. They were by the feeder, as if the girls were eating and eggs just suddenly shot out of their rears. lol.

    My DH is building nest boxes for them. He went and bought the wood after work today. [​IMG]

    Look how tiny their eggs are...


    This is in comparison to Eggland's Best. The pullet eggs are like cute little ping pong balls.
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    The first eggs are always so exciting, aren't they? Congratulations! [​IMG]
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Quote:[​IMG] OMG, I about died reading that comment!
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Congratulations. It's so eggciting to go to the nest boxes and gather all those special little presents.

    Here is a picture of some of the pullet eggs next to the hens eggs.
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    How long does it take before they start laying normal sized eggs? I love the cute tiny pullet eggs.

    And I really keep envisioning them pecking away at their crumble when eggs just suddenly pop out. [​IMG] I would love to know what was going on in their heads.
  6. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Quote:[​IMG] "Oop what the ???? I think I pooped! Ow!"

    Sorry, I know I'm weird. But do you think they realized what they did since it's their first time?
  7. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I joked with a friend that they were "shart" eggs.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The very round one is your Brahma egg.
  9. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    Our girls began laying at the end of June, and laid pullet eggs (about a medium sized egg) for a few months. They steadily got larger, until they reached normal size around the holidays.

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