My FIRST egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dr.Doorlock, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really couldn't wait for my pullets to get with the program. This weekend I bought the hen you see below and today she actually laid the egg while I watched. It didn't help that I had the coop closed off for cleaning. She probably would have used a nest box, given the timing. I wish I had taken a video, but I really didn't know what was wrong with her until she popped it out. Now I can only take a picture of an empty shell because I used this egg to show my wife what a HUGE difference there is between what we will be eating and what is bought at the grocery.

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  2. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! How exciting that you were there for the event too. [​IMG]
     
  3. ryansmommy83

    ryansmommy83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my first egg today too !!!!!!
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
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    Congratulations! Is she a Black Sexlink? Very pretty little gal. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
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    Cogrtulations she looks just like 3 of my girls.
    My other one has more red on her, but I believe in the USA they are called Black Sex-links, my girls lay every day like clockwork and I could not be more pleased with them.

    It is such a good feeling. Good for you...

    Jena.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Our first egg was from our Black Sex link pullet too! Layed Sept. 12th, 2008, exactly 20 weeks from the day that she was hatched at McMurray.

    Here it is:

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    And here she is:

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    And if you keep her healthy, she'll give you 4 or 5 eggs every week.
     
  7. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    That's great! Congratulations, and wishing you many, MANY more!
     
  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
     

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