My First Egg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MayberrySaint, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Found it in the corner...a beautiful, baby-sized, brown egg. I suppose it came from one of the Australorps. They seem to be the fastest maturing with nice red combs and wattles. It was a little earlier than I expected so I didn't have their tunnel nest built yet. She laid it in the corner...I bet she is PO'ed at me...her first egg, laying it in front of all her sisters and roos...:mad:
    I guess I better get that nest built. At least they started laying at the end of a bag of starter feed.

    BTW...She was 19 wks, 2 days old.
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
    Ha ha, I got 2 yesterday and one this morning;)
    My red sex links are 15 weeks today.
     
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Those red sex links must be really fast maturing. I used an oat-starter mix at 8 weeks to try and slow down the maturity of my pullets. That's why I was a little surprised by the egg. I thought they would appear at about 20 weeks.
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh, the best laid plans of mice and men
     
  5. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!

    I can't wait for mine to start laying...
     
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
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    Yippee for your first egg!
     
  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Congrats to ya Andy ! Welcome to eggness [​IMG]
     
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

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    congrats andy on the first egg [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats!
     
  10. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats! [​IMG]

    I may be a dummy but what's a tunnel nest?
     

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