My 1st egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Maryallison77, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited about my 1st egg! I found it on Friday! It was right in the nestbox just like it is suppose to be! Yesterday I got 1 egg too! I have 16 hens and about half of them are close to laying ages. I have a good idea of who is laying them, but can't remember the type of hen she is. She is just a large plain black hen. She is suppose to have brown eggs and her egg is not exactually white. It is very small, but I just assummed is was cause she was new at this. I believe she is suppose to have normal sized eggs. I do have alot of bantam hens and I know their eggs will be smaller. Well, I am very thrilled with my chicken and their new trick--haha! We used the cute new egg in our cornbread the other night and it was sooooo yummy!
     
  2. mtnnana

    mtnnana Out Of The Brooder

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    congratulations.

    we were just gifted by our first egg last week and have been getting on every other day. don't know which of our 20 4 1/2 mo. old hens is mommy. eggs are light brown and still small. we do know it is a nn.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
     
  4. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great isn't it? I got my first one last Sunday. Have 14 the same age but only one laying. We figure with housing, fencing, cost of birds and food the 7 eggs cost us about 200.00 dollars each. But the cost goes down with each egg.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I still get excited with EVERY egg. For a while my fiance was getting them before I came home, and then I whined on this board and now he waits and lets me get them. [​IMG] He is a sweetie.
     
  6. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I love checking the nesting boxes. It's like getting presents everyday!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations on your first egg!!! It's so eggciting.!!! They'll get bigger as time goes on.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Awesome!

    We got two today.. that's 10 in 9 days now. But only 5 of the 18 have laid an egg. Very expensive eggs still at this point.
     
  9. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there everybody! I got another egg yesterday! It's like seeing if I won the lotto everytime I go out there--haha! Now I have hopes of getting more than 1 at a time! I love my chickens!!! [​IMG]
     

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