Midge laid her first egg!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Last night for the first time, my Cochin bantam Midge slept in the A-frame I made with my 2 12-week-old EE pullets. She had a little bit of trouble settling down, so this morning I opened the pop door into her run then opened the big door to see i she made a nest to sleep in near the peeps. To my surprise, I find a tiny brown egg!

    BTW, the egg on the left is an egg from my Gold Sex Links. The right one is from Midge.
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    Unfortunately, I can't eat the egg since Midge recently stopped taking antibiotics that the vet gave us for her awful cold. So I blew out the insides instead.


    Here's a picture of Midge:
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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to Go Midge! [​IMG]
     
  3. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    [​IMG] Great job!!!!!!!
     
  4. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
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    Good job! Exciting.
     
  5. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] GO MIDGE! You go girl!
     
  6. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Upodate: no egg this morning, but I installed a nesting box and put the blown-out egg in it to tell her that the box is a good place to lay.
     
  7. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    You should get her some fake eggs. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  9. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I heard an alarm call and ran out to see my beta hen Gamma warning the other chickens of the neighbor's sprinklers, which were making a hissing noise [​IMG] Then I saw Midge hiding in some vines trying to make a nest. So I put her in her nest box and she promptly sat down and made herself comfy. Then she laid today's egg. [​IMG]
     

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