My Buff Orp girl layed her first egg this morning!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rex Mom, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Rex Mom

    Rex Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff girl, Rachel is what my nephew named her, had been doing the egg squat the last week. I switched them to the layer feed and oyster shell. Well this morning she did her egg squat thing.. and I pet her.. but instead she layed an egg right there in front of me!! I was shocked.. but picked it up... it was so hot... fresh out of her. She moved on.. like nothing had happened... and I ran in the house to announce to my husband we finally had an egg. What a morning!!!!
     
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Cool! How old is she? I can't wait fro my buff orpingtons to start laying!
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] congrats!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!! Congrats!!!

    My Buff Orpingons are getting started well also... I have about 7 of mine laying now. They are about 21 weeks

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  5. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
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    [​IMG] cool
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Oh happy day!!!! Congrats on the first egg! One of many to come!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You scared the egg outta her! [​IMG]
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Congratulations!! [​IMG] I think most of the population would think chicken people crazy at how excited we get over these things...LOL. May you (or she) be blessed with many more...
     
  10. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    [​IMG]..isnt that first egg so exciting? Well, let me tell you...so is the 100th egg. That feeling hasnt left me yet. Each time i go to the hen house to get eggs, im grinning like a goon.

    What color was the egg? Light Light brown, almost cream color? I have 2 buffs and wonder what color their eggs might be. I did get one light brown/cream color but not sure if it was from one of them. Havent seen another one since.
     

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