My first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by umanduhbree, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. umanduhbree

    umanduhbree In the Brooder

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    It's been 5 months and 3 days since I brought my first batch of chicks home. We have been hearing a lot of noise this past week from our usually quiet hens, so we started checking three times a day for eggs with no luck. This morning I could barely get out of bed after a long day of work, but I went out to the coop where was charged at by ALpha Rooster who got a stern kick for being so aggressive. I opened the coop door and there it was, my first egg. I couldn't believe it. I just stared at it for a few minutes to make sure it was really there, and then I ran back to the house, woke up my fiancee who went to bed at 3:00am just to tell him that we had an egg!

    I had been reading lots of posts about the first egg, and I didn't think I could care so much about it until I found one. WHat a cool feeling. I don't know what hen laid it, but they all got extra scratch and tomatoes for their god job.
     

  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    Mine have just started this week...I have almost a dozen now...got 4 yesterday, it's like Christmas every day! [​IMG]

    My hubby just laughs at me, my sisters call me a dork...ha!

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  3. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Songster

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    Congrats! Mine just laid their 1st one today too! Must be a lucky day! [​IMG] Mine are just over 17 weeks.
     

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