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Lookie here, lookie here......bburn has something to show you!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bburn, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. bburn

    bburn Songster

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas

    Just got home from driving 1282 miles in two days to take my DSS to a job in Alabama. My DSN called me because he was feeding my chickens for me and said: I think there is an egg in one of the nests. I said, yep, there are three marble eggs and one golf ball in the nests. He said, no, this is a little brown one. I said go back and look and make sure and call me back. He called back and said, yep, thought it was an egg, feels like an egg and not like marble. I made him get some bedding and put it in a cup and take it home with him til I could make it home. Wouldn't you know it would happen while I was gone....and then I had to decide if I wanted to post here first or Facebook!!!

    Somebody laid this....don't know who.....while I was making that mad trip to Alabama! Had to take a picture of it with a Grade A large egg from the store. And then I had to take a picture of it with a quarter like everyone else did. MY FIRST EGG!!!!! I am a chicken wrangler now and not just the treat meister! Treats: layer pellets, cottage cheese, sometimes yogurt and greens from the store now that my garden is finished. The treats are not much at a time but a little everyday. I just make sure everyone gets some.

    Almost all my hens are 23 weeks old. Most are RIR hens. Yeah me!!!! Got eggs?



  2. newham0614

    newham0614 Chirping

    Jul 26, 2010
    so cute.........congrats
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    Congrats! Mine are 20 weeks and I have to leave town next week. I don't think they'll lay but at the moment I hope not!
  4. bburn

    bburn Songster

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Doesn't it just figure.....you watch and wait....and visit with them and talk to them....and you leave town and they lay an egg!!
  5. MissJenny

    MissJenny Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Oh Boy!!! isn't that first egg the most exciting thing ever!!! Do you tell your girls "Thank you" when they lay an egg. I tell mine "Thank you."

    Congrats -- that's wonderful!

  6. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    I had to go away for a week when they were still peeping and when I came back they had their big girl voices, oh boo hoo hoo, I miss my peepers.
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps


  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Isn't it awesome?! Congratulations! [​IMG]
  9. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    I'm afraid the same thing will happen to me this weekend [​IMG] - I have 3 that are 23 weeks and 3 that are 20 weeks. 2 of the 23 week olds look very close. We will be gone from Saturday morning til Sunday evening...

    Congrats on your beautiful egg! [​IMG]

    looking forward to being a member of the "Chicken Wrangler Club"[​IMG]
  10. bburn

    bburn Songster

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    I thanked them all very sweetly and gave them some cottage cheese. I treated them just like they had ALL laid me an egg! Ok, even Butterball the rooster! (oh, and a small cup for the Lone Rooster that got banished from the flock because Butterball kept beating him up for cornering up the girls.....now, I need two started BR girlies for him)
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010

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