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Let the laying begin!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TigerLilly, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] After all the angst I have been through the last couple of months with not being able to figure out who was laying & who wasnt [​IMG], why they weren't laying anymore [​IMG] & when they would start laying again...


    I heard the 'song' from inside the house (weather's cooling off & the windows are open--yay) and I was late getting out to let them out to range (I work nights), so I thought any egg-laying would be done by now. Opened the run gate & they all filed out, except for Lucy. I left her in there & went about doing chores, came back a few minutes later & she was by the gate, so I let her out too. She came out of her own accord & started walking around as if she was on a mission...so I stopped what I was doing & watched. She went straight to the large plastic kennels that I have for the goats, stepped inside & just kind of stood there. So I watched...she didn't sit, but just stood there (kind of like she was flexing her butt-cheeks). So I watched some more, and lo & behold, the miracle of the egg popped out of her butt! How fascinating! Of course, I was beside myself with joy (still am). After that she just kind of rolled it around in the pine shavings until I thought she might have been trying to get it back to the coop, so I went and picked it up. This is, I believe, her 3rd or 4th egg and they are getting to be a good size
    Sorry for the long commentation, but it takes so little to amaze/amuse me these days that I had to share!

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


    Every "new" egg is incredible and a great reason to celebrate [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I thought so!
    And while that may be the only egg I ever get to see being laid, I did find that now 2 of my girls are laying again~~I'm a happy camper!

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