My chicken laid her first egg today.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Georgiapea, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Georgiapea

    Georgiapea Out Of The Brooder

    This is my 'house chicken', not one in the chicken house. I've had her 3-4 weeks and she was in a pen with roosters when I bought her. Would her eggs be fertile? I left the egg in the nest I had fixed for her just yesterday. Talk about cutting the timing close!

    I'm so excited. DH is off with the camera and I can't even record this great event till he returns.

    Georgia in Alabama
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Woohoo! Congratulations on her first egg!! [​IMG]
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Eggs would typically be fertile for up to 4 weeks, but if this is her very first egg, I doubt it would be fertile; sometimes first eggs are fertilized, but typically, not. Congrats!!!
  4. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    I am coveting your first egg.
  5. Georgiapea

    Georgiapea Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you everyone. I see she has gone back to her nest so I'm wondering about broodyness. I haven't gone over to see if she goes into 'protective mode', she's sitting sideways in the cradle and doesn't look comfortable. She's a Polish so I don't expect her to go broody. Maybe she just likes sitting there.
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    That's terrific! Such a special day for you....and for her!
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    HAPPY EGG! [​IMG] ...and many more.... [​IMG]

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