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My first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by edmick, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. edmick

    edmick Chirping

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    So after a long journey i finally have my first egg! My first flock of four birds 2 years ago died of heat stroke and my last flock of 6 birds were all killed by my dog after he broke into the coop that i spent a month building. But despite all the disappointment from my previous attempts i finally got my first egg from one of my 6 new birds. Ive raised them since they were a few days old and they are now 6 months. With all the money ive spent on the coop and dog proofing it i could have bought a solid gold egg by now but its worth it. Just thought i would share. Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Congrats on that first egg! It is a great feeling. Enjoy it and the many more to come! :)
     
  3. capnmoby

    capnmoby In the Brooder

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    Sweet! We just started getting eggs a little over 2 weeks ago. What a cool feeling, eh? What breeds do you have?
     
  4. edmick

    edmick Chirping

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    I have two dark brahmas, two buff orpingtons and 2 reds.
     
  5. chelsiemom

    chelsiemom Chirping

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    Congrats. I started my first flock in July and can't wait for my first egg!! While I have a way to go, I just went tonight and bought 4 more chicks. Totally 9 now, with months to go for eggs.
     
  6. capnmoby

    capnmoby In the Brooder

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    We have a buff orpington, as well as 2 welsummers, 2 easter eggers and a black cochin. The orpington has a great personality, lots of fun to have around.
     
  7. edmick

    edmick Chirping

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    Ive always heard that orpingtons have a nice temperament and mine seem to be pretty friendly now but a couple months ago they were the biggest bitches in the flock. Pardon the language. My dark brahmas are the sweetest birds i have. They love human interaction.
     

  8. edmick

    edmick Chirping

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    yea hang in there. This is my third flock raised from chicks and i just got my first egg. Ive had bad luck. My last flock of 6 was killed by my hunting dog literally weeks before they were expected to lay. I stuck with it though. My hens still dont have names though for fear of becoming too attached. Just in case. Lol
     
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  9. homestead 101

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    That is the best feeling, I started my flock in February of this year. I have 2 buff Orpingtons, 4 bovan hens, I white bantam and a barred rock. And an Americana rooster
     

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