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My first EE egg is getting closer!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenpoor, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to spend some time with my EE girls. When I reached to pet one of them she squatted and spread her wings out a little like they do when a rooster is mating with them. A few of the others did it when I reached to pet them as well, this can only mean one thing.........I'm close to to getting my very first EE egg. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    How long after the squat did it take your EE's to lay? I know it varies from hen to hen I just want to get a guestimate as to one I might get my first one. [​IMG]
     
  2. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, wonder what color it'll be? [​IMG]

    Could be any day now, or a couple of weeks...hard to say, but pre-congrats on the upcoming eggs!
     
  3. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I hope its blue or green.
     
  4. louclare

    louclare Out Of The Brooder

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    same thing happened with us today. can't wait [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: The day that a few of the EE's squatted I went out that afternoon and put a temporary nest box in the cage for them. Well this morning when I went out to give them fresh water I dont know which one/ones had done it but the hay and fake nest eggs I had in the box had been scratched around and moved.........the first egg is getting closer.
     
  6. leeyuh

    leeyuh Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm unfamiliar with "the squat." Mine hardly lets me near her.

    However, we have a flock of 8. Now, at 18 weeks, she is the first to lay.

    Her first egg was a beautiful green double yolk egg [​IMG] You have a lot to look forward to!
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oooohhh... How exciting!!! I've got a lot longer to wait... But I'm sure it'll be worth it!

    Let us know when it really happens!
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  8. boxedcow

    boxedcow Out Of The Brooder

    How old is she? Just curious as I have one I'm playing the waiting game with as well.
     
  9. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will, that is after I calm my self down enough to be able to type lol. I'm sure that I will be very excited especially with the added excitement of not knowing what color I will get.
     
  10. Truscifi

    Truscifi Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the scratching around in the nest box mean it is getting close? Several of my girls have been doing this, for the past week, but no eggs yet.
     

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