Maple laid her first egg today! Pic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vjbakke, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went out to see the girls today I noticed maple didn't come running over in the run, sure enough she was in a nest box! I though she was just " practicing". But I went out to check later and found an egg! So proud of her!

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    Her egg compared to a store bought egg, hers is on the right.

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  2. MayhawJam

    MayhawJam Out Of The Brooder

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    congratulations! how exciting... i still have a couple of months to wait for my first, but can already feel the anticipation!
     
  3. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your first of many ! ha ! I too am waiting patiently for my first egg ! I'm hopeing another month !
     
  4. Freshandsalty

    Freshandsalty Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great! I am also hoping to have eggs in the next month.
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Makes you grin to get an egg [​IMG]
     
  7. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to add that she is a RSL and she is 18 ( almost 19) wks old. It sure does make you smile!
     
  8. diggergal

    diggergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Egg!!! Glad you posted breed and age. My pullets are 16 1/2 weeks old and I am getting anxious!
     
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Good for you! That's a pretty good sized egg too. My pullets are laying pretty small eggs at first.....They're getting larger though...

    Congrats!

    Sharon
     
  10. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Red sex-links first egg was a double yolker! And after 4 weeks of laying, it still makes me smile! And a perfect color egg for your hens name, maple! [​IMG] And my RSL was 17 weeks when she laid! They are GREAT layers! My Miss. Henny Penny lays practically every day and 1 double yolker a week! They are SUPER stars!
     
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