My first egg ever!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicharomirinda, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    This morning I found my first egg on the floor of the coop. I have 25 pullets so I'm not sure who did it but I suspect one of the barred rocks or black australorps. I'm so excited. Can't wait to see if there are more tomorrow.


    here it is next to a large grocery store egg.
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Congratulations! [​IMG] That is a very nice egg for a first timer.
  3. mtnhens4

    mtnhens4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Western NC
    Beautiful egg for a first, congratulations!!! It's so much fun getting those first eggs. My BR was the first in my flock to lay and has been pretty consistant since that first egg back in Aug. I only have 4 hens that are old enough and yesterday was the first day that I got 4 eggs in one day. I hope that you get more tomorrow but if it takes a few days to see more don't worry, it just might take time for them to get consistant. Do you have golf balls or fake eggs in your nesting boxes?
  4. Campesina

    Campesina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011
    Whoot whoot!!
    Nice looking egg.
    My first was today also.
    I am going to switch to "big girl food" now. (layer feed)
    Is that right? no more chick food ??
  5. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    thanks, everyone! I'm so proud.

    I do have fake eggs in the nesting boxes.

    Congrats on your first egg! It's exciting! Yes, switch to layer. I just switched a week or two ago when I ran out of the chick starter. My pullets are 20 weeks old today.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    That's a good lookin' first egg! Congratulations!
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    [​IMG]That is really awesome for your first egg! It is quite common for the girls to lay a "chicken fart" at first (a tiny egg w/ no yolk, I've seen some as small as a bumble bee, maybe those should be called chicken boogers!)

    Anyway, there is really nothing like getting your first egg. My girls started laying in the Fall. we still love going out to check the nesting box.

  8. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Nice looking egg!
  9. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now that's a beautiful egg! And a first-timer, too - gorgeous! And just the start of many more!

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