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Look what I got

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 65browneyes, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2007

    My 18 weekers are laying their first eggs (on the far left with a sampling of what I gather daily).

    I'm so excited![​IMG]
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    The Sunny South
    Love the size and color variety! [​IMG]
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Better get the frying pans ready [​IMG]
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Congrats on the eggs !! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Cool huh!?
    Are your girls just so proud of themselves? [​IMG]
  6. JillsChicks

    JillsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2007
    Western NY
    Hey, what's an "18 Weeker?" Is this a chicken that matures and lays eggs in 18 weeks?! Oh, please tell me more and post a photo of your birds! Do they stand up to winter weather well? Thanks, Ann
  7. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2007
    I don't know why the pic of the eggs is so big. I did resize it on photobucket before I put it here. Hmmmmm.......

    Anyway, here are a few of the pullets who laid those itty bitty eggs. They are 19 weeks now. They're in front of a cinder block for size comparison.


    And here's their mom. Still not sure on her breeding, but she's beautiful.


    Edited to add:

    I discovered a dove on a clutch in the rafters of our barn yesterday. I told my 13 yo ds that I'd explained to the dove that she would be safe here and that we wouldn't hurt her or her eggs. His response was, "My mom the bird whisperer...." I think my family thinks I've lost it!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 1, 2007
  8. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    Wow! Nice birds! I have some like these but they dont lay any way I want them tooo....
  9. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2007
    Durant OK
    Congrads! Kind of makes our one little one seem so ....little.....[​IMG]
    but soon we will have more....if I could just remember the age of our ladies....
  10. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are they bantams, or part bantam? Their eggs are lovely!

    And wow, a dove clutch! We have mourning doves that nest in our trees, and I love the noises they make.

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